Patient Education Links

 

General Pediatric Websites:

HealthyChildren: A new website designed by the American Academy of Pediatrics for parents.

AAP Website:  Official site of the American Academy of Pediatrics, includes sections on parenting, health topics, and a bookstore.

KidsGrowth:   A comprehensive website for parents developed by pediatricians.  It is divided into a parent site and a teen site.

KidsHealth: The largest and most visited site on the Web containing doctor approved intormation about children.  It is divided into three separate areas: kids, teens, and parents.  Very user friendly.

Bright Futures Prevention and health promotion website for infants, children, and adolescents and their families. 

Center for Young Women's Health: Designed by the Children's Hospital of Boston, this website is full of easy-to-read information on many topics relevant to young women's health. Site includes information for both teens and parents.

Star Sleeper US National Institutes of Health website about pediatric sleep issues.


Travel:

CDC travel website:  Great resource for traveling abroad.  Contains recommended vaccines for specific areas, information for traveling with children, and outbreak alerts.

Teen sites:

TeenGrowth:  Part of the kidsgrowth website, this site provides several topics for teens, including an interactive question and answer section with one of the site doctors.

KidsHealth:  A great teen website including several important topics for teens, including sections on diet and nutrition, sexual health, sports, and a question and answer section.


Vaccine websites:

CDC vaccine site:  National Immunization Program (NIP) through the CDC provides information about specific vaccines for healthcare professionals and parents.

Vaccine information from CHOP:  A vaccine education center for the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.  Provides complete up-to-date and reliable information about vaccines to parents and healthcare professionals.

National Network for Immunization Information:
Provides up-to-date, science-based information on vaccines to healthcare professionals, the media, and the public.

Institute for Vaccine Safety:  A website run by Johns Hopkins University that provides an independent assessment of vaccines and vaccine safety.


ADHD websites:

CHADD website:  CHADD is a non-profit organization working to improve the lives of people affected by ADHD.  Website includes links to local support groups and conferences.

National Institutes of Mental Health: Describes the symptoms, causes, and treatments for ADHD, with information on getting help and coping.
 
CDC website for ADHD


International adoption website:  

U.S. State Department International Adoption Website: Provides information for families looking to adopt internationally by the U.S. Department of State.


Safety websites:

Center for Disease Control and Prevention: provides statistics about injuries in children and guidelines for injury prevention.

Consumer Product Safety Commission: up-to-date information about product recalls.

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration:

Safekids.org: Global network of organizations whose mission is to prevent accidental childhood injury.

Internet Safety Education for Kids and Teens: Website teaching kids and teens safety on the Internet.

Safety Issues From A-Z: Website with topics on various safety issues including after school safety, bicycle safety, car safety, gun safety, playground safety and more.

Eating Disorders Websites:

National Eating Disorders Association: National organization for families and sufferers. Excellent resources on website.

The Eating Disorders Coalition: To advance the federal recognition of eating disorders as a public health priority. Family Action Council--excellent network of families and legislators.

Obesity websites:

American Obesity Association website

Medline Plus Website on Obesity:  Sponsored by the National Institutes of Health, this page has links to many articles and other website dealing with childhood obesity