The mission of the American Academy of Pediatrics is to attain optimal physical, mental, and social health and well-being for all infants, children, adolescents and young adults. To accomplish this, AAP shall support the professional needs of its members.
Patient Education Online is a subscription-based tool for healthcare professionals developed by the American Academy of Pediatrics. Patient Education Online offers reliable, up-to-date health and safety information from the American Academy of Pediatrics library of more than 300 patient education handouts—all available for you to print, download, or e-mail to parents and caregivers.
Kids Clinic Vaccination Schedule.
CDC’s Mission is to collaborate to create the expertise, information, and tools that people and communities need to protect their health – through health promotion, prevention of disease, injury and disability, and preparedness for new health threats.
CHADD (Children and Adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder) is the nation’s leading non-profit organization serving individuals with ADHD and their families. CHADD has over 16,000 members in 200 local chapters throughout the U.S. Chapters offer support for individuals, parents, teachers, professionals, and others.
A closed head injury is a trauma in which the brain is injured as a result of a blow to the head, or a sudden, violent motion that causes the brain to knock against the skull. A closed head injury is different from an open head injury, in that no object actually penetrates the brain. Closed head injuries can be diffuse, meaning that they affect cells and tissues throughout the brain; or focal, meaning that the damage occurs in one area. Closed head injuries can range from mild to severe.
It’s late and your child is awake with a cough. What’s a tired parent to do?
OHSU Doernbecher offers the region’s broadest range of pediatric treatments – to more children in more places than any other hospital in Oregon or Southwest Washington.
- Providing the greatest number of children’s specialists working together in one location
- Offering the newest and most advanced treatments because Doernbecher is part of OHSU, Oregon’s only academic health center
- Partnering with providers to deliver care to children from every county in Oregon
- Integrating inpatient, outpatient and surgical care in one facility
FDA is responsible for protecting the public health by assuring the safety, efficacy and security of human and veterinary drugs, biological products, medical devices, our nation’s food supply, cosmetics, and products that emit radiation.
FDA is also responsible for advancing the public health by helping to speed innovations that make medicines more effective, safer, and more affordable and by helping the public get the accurate, science-based information they need to use medicines and foods to maintain and improve their health. FDA also has responsibility for regulating the manufacturing, marketing and distribution of tobacco products to protect the public health and to reduce tobacco use by minors.
Finally, FDA plays a significant role in the Nation’s counterterrorism capability. FDA fulfills this responsibility by ensuring the security of the food supply and by fostering development of medical products to respond to deliberate and naturally emerging public health threats.
Easy-to-read Schedules for All Ages Easy-to-read formats to print, tools to download, and ways to prepare for your office visit.Infant Massage
Hands On Health offers International Association of Infant Massage ?Infant massage classes for babies 2 weeks to 1 year old. This class is a 4 week course, meeting once a week for 1 hour. Parents learn techniques to give their baby a full body massage through nurturing touch. Massage encourages bonding between baby and parent which gives parents the tools to learn their child’s cues in order to soothe and comfort them. Bonding and attachment is also essential for growth and development. Infant massage can ease symptoms of colic and teething, decreases stress, helps babies sleep, normalizes muscle tone and improve blood circulation. Moms and Dads will gain a new confidence as they learn how to communicate with their baby through touch. Community Classes are offered bi-monthly. Private classes are available for families and small groups.
The NICHD, established by congress in 1962, conducts and supports research on topics related to the health of children, adults, families, and populations. Some of these topics include:
- Reducing infant deaths;
- Improving the health of women, men, and families;
- Understanding reproductive health and fertility/infertility;
- Learning about growth and development;
- Examining, preventing and treating problems of birth defects and intellectual and developmental disabilities; and
- Enhancing well-being of persons through the lifespan with optimal rehabilitation research.
The mission of the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) is to provide statistical information that will guide actions and policies to improve the health of the American people. As the Nation’s principal health statistics agency, NCHS leads the way with accurate, relevant, and timely data.National Network for Child Care
NNCC unites the expertise of many of the nation’s leading universities through the outreach system of Cooperative Extension. Our goal is to share knowledge about children and child care from the vast resources of the land grant universities with parents, professionals, practitioners, and the general public. We network with committed individuals around the country to bring you practical information and resources that will be useful to you in your everyday work with children.
Since 1918, Oregon Dairy Council has been encouraging healthy food choices for life! We are a staff of nutrition professionals who are registered dietitians and nutrition educators. Oregon Dairy Council is part of the Oregon Dairy Products Commission, one of 20+ Oregon Commodity Commissions charged with education, research and promotion.
We are a nutrition education organization with funding proudly provided by Oregon dairy farm families.
The Oregon public health system comprises federal, state and local agencies, private organizations and other diverse partners working together to protect and promote the health of Oregonians.
Oregon needs a strong public health system to achieve better health outcomes at lower costs and to transform health care delivery. Public health plays an important role in Oregon’s health system transformation and Coordinated Care Organizations (CCOs).
In 2003 the Oregon Legislature authorized the formation of the OPDP, a prescription drug purchasing pool, to help increase access to prescription drugs by the uninsured and lower costs for state and city governments to help them stay within budgeted goals. The Oregon Prescription Drug Program (OPDP) will meet these goals by pooling prescription drug purchasing power, using evidence-based research to develop a preferred drug list of lowest cost drugs, securing competitive discounts with pharmacies and bringing transparent pharmacy benefit management services to groups. We hope to unite Oregon’s prescription drug purchasers to leverage the best prices on the most effective medicines. The OPDP went “live” on March 1, 2005.
Effective December 2006 the voters of Oregon passed Measure 44 by a 78% majority. Measure 44 removed the eligibility criteria and opened the program to any resident without adequate prescription drug coverage.
Effective August 2006, OPDP joined the Washington Prescription Drug Program to form the Northwest Prescription Drug Consortium. In February 2007 the Consortium entered into a contract with The ODS Companies for pharmacy benefit administration.
John La Puma is a practicing physician, board-certified in internal medicine and a professionally trained chef. His patients, books, recipes and television episodes are changing the way people think about food, health and medicine–as fun, personal and tasty. Three of his books–Cooking the RealAge Way, The RealAge Diet and ChefMD’s Big Book of Culinary Medicine–have been bestsellers around the world and have been translated into 8 languages.
To provide better service in alerting the American people to unsafe, hazardous or defective products, six federal agencies with vastly different jurisdictions have joined together to create www.recalls.gov — a “one stop shop” for U.S. Government recalls.
Safe Kids USA is a nationwide network of organizations working to prevent unintentional childhood injury, the leading cause of death and disability for children ages 1 to 14.
We educate families, provide safety devices to families in need and advocate for better laws to help keep children safe, healthy and out of the emergency room.
The Autism Society, the nation’s leading grassroots autism organization, exists to improve the lives of all affected by autism. We do this by increasing public awareness about the day-to-day issues faced by people on the spectrum, advocating for appropriate services for individuals across the lifespan, and providing the latest information regarding treatment, education, research and advocacy.