Posted on October 1, 2002
Funding for Children & Youth: General Health and Early Intervention Resources
PND Special Issue: Children & Youth, General Health and Early Intervention Resources
American Academy of Family Physicians
The American Academy of Family Physicians is a national, nonprofit medical association of 93,100 members, including family physicians, family practice residents, and medical students. The AAFP was founded in 1947 to promote and maintain high-quality standards for family doctors who are providing continuing comprehensive health care to the public.
Division of Adolescent and School Health
Established by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, DASH works with local, state, and national organizations to identify high priority health risks among youth, monitor the prevalence of those risks, and implement programs to reduce them, followed by an evaluation of the programs.
Federation of Families for Children's Mental Health
Federation of Families for Children's Mental Health, the nation's advocacy organization for families of children and youth with mental health needs, represents children, youth, and families from diverse cultures and backgrounds.
Healthy Child Care America
The Healthy Child Care America program is a collaborative effort of health professionals, child care providers, and families working to improve the health and safety of children in child care. Launched in 1995, HCCA seeks to maximize the health, safety, well-being, and developmental potential of all children so that each child experiences quality child care within a nurturing environment and has a medical home. Coordinated by the American Academy of Pediatrics, the program also strives to increase pediatrician participation and effectiveness in providing high-quality child care and promoting children's health and well-being.
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation
Nationally regarded for health policy research and information, the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation provides daily health reports, state health facts, information regarding HIV/AIDS, health policy and reproductive health.
Created by the medical experts at the Nemours Foundation, the KidsHealth Web site offers up-to-date health and medical information for the parents of children and teens as well as numerous interactive educational features.
National Child Care Information Center
The National Child Care Information Center of the federal Administration for Children and Families is a national resource that links information and people to complement, enhance, and promote the child care delivery system, working to ensure that all children and families have access to high-quality comprehensive services.
National Commission on Correctional Health Care
The mission of the National Commission on Correctional Health Care is to improve the quality of health care in jails, prisons, and juvenile confinement facilities. With support from the major national organizations representing the fields of health, law, and corrections, NCCHC's leadership in setting standards for health services is widely recognized. Building on that foundation, NCCHC offers a broad array of resources to help correctional healthcare systems provide efficient, high-quality care.
Zero to Three
Zero to Three is a national, nonprofit organization based in Washington, D.C., dedicated solely to advancing the healthy development of babies and young children. Founded in 1977, Zero to Three disseminates key developmental information, trains providers, promotes model approaches and standards of practice, and works to increase public awareness about the significance of the first three years of life.