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  • "Henry the Hand"
    Handwashing program with the vision of improving health by raising awareness of the role our hands play in the transmission of disease.
  • American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP)
    An organization of 60,000 pediatricians committed to the attainment of optimal physical, mental, and social health and well-being for all infants, children, adolescents and young adults.
  • Birth to 5: Watch Me Thrive!
    Birth to 5: Watch Me Thrive! is a coordinated federal effort to encourage healthy child development, universal developmental and behavioral screening for children, and support for the families and providers who care for them.
  • Bright Futures
    National health promotion and disease prevention initiative that addresses children's health needs in the context of family and community.
  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
    Federal agency that provides information to enhance health decisions. The CDC serves as the national focus for developing and applying disease prevention and control, environmental health, and health promotion and education activities designed to improve the health of the people of the United States.
  • KidsHealth from the The Nemours Foundation
    Doctor-Approved Health Information about Children from before Birth through Adolescence
  • Monthly National Health Observances Toolkits
    From the National Health Information Center the observances are days, weeks, or months devoted to promoting particular health concerns.
  • North Carolina Division of Public Health: Women's and Children's Health Section
    The mission of the Women's and Children's Health Section (WCH) is to assure, promote and protect the health and development of families with emphasis on women, infants, children and youth. WCH programs place a major emphasis on the provision of preventive health services beginning in the pre-pregnancy period and extending throughout childhood. The Section also administers several programs serving individuals who are developmentally disabled or chronically ill.
  • North Carolina Healthy Start Foundation
    The Foundation served the public and worked with organizations to help ensure that babies in NC live (and thrive) beyond their first birthdays. They designed educational resources, training programs and toolkits to help improve the health of women, support new parents and create a safer environment for infants in their local communities. After 27 years of providing statewide leadership (resulting in a 42% decrease in NC's infant mortality rate), the Foundation closed their doors January 31, 2017. Resources still available, posted on the website.
  • Physical Health
    Resources for early care and education programs that promote physical health, from the Head Start, Early Childhood Learning and Knowledge Center (ECLKC), Early Childhood Health and Wellness.

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