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Resources

Recommended Websites

General

American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP): The AAP is the official organization for over 60,000 pediatricians, and dedicated to the health and well-being of all children. This website provides advice and research regarding a variety of child health issues.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC): The CDC mission includes promoting healthy and safe behaviors, and guiding the national discussion on areas of disease and disease prevention.

HealthyChildren.org: The only parenting website backed by the AAP, this site provides parenting advice and guidance on a variety of topics in general child health.

Vaccines

AAP Immunization Information for Families: A website directed towards parents regarding information about the current vaccination schedule and vaccine safety.

CDC Vaccines & Immunizations: Provides information regarding vaccine basics and safety, including information about vaccine-preventable diseases.

Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

Children and Adults with Attention- Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (CHADD): A nonprofit organization that serves individuals with ADHD and their families.

The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH): A division of the National Institutes of Health that uses research to promote the understanding and management of mental illnesses. The NIMH maintains a Web page with information about ADHD in children and adults.

Parents of Children with ADHD: This support group provides education, resources, and a community for parents, caregivers, and teachers of children with ADHD in Greensboro.

The ADHD Parent Medication Guide: Prepared by the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and the American Psychiatry Association, this guide offers comprehensive information about medication use in ADHD.

Healthy Habits

Eat Smart, Move More!: A statewide healthy living movement, the Eat Smart, Move More NC website provides a variety of tools and resources for families and communities to encourage healthy eating and physical activity.

Brenner Fit: A comprehensive, multidisciplinary pediatric weight management, the Brenner Fit clinic also provides a number of resources and tools for families to use on their website to support a healthy lifestyle.

MyPlate Kids’ Place: An interactive website that helps teach children to make healthy choices at the dinner table.