Arts and Science
Margaret Marsh, Dean
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Children's Health and Wellbeing
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and Mental Health
Autism Society of America provides information
about autism and local and national resources for families,
health care professionals and educators
the Mysteries of Autism - Probing
for physiological causes of autims, this interactive diagram
illustrates what regions of the brain seem to be affected
by autism and what these abnormalties suggest. Interactive
model produced by Steve Duenes (The New York Times).
Use of Psychiatric Drugs for Children -
FDA and the National Institutes will begin a huge nationwide
study of Ritalin use in children under the age of 6, and
the White House will hold a conference this fall on the
diagnosis and treatment of mental illness in very young
Prevention and Treatment
Against Asthma --
program, located at the School
of Public Health at the University
of Michigan, provides
support to community-based coalitions which are implementing
comprehensive asthma management programs that include
improved access to and quality of medical services,
education, family and community support, and environmental
and policy initiatives. The primary
aims of the program are to reduce
hospital admissions, emergency room visits, and missed
school days; to enhance the quality of
life of children with asthma; and to develop a sustainable
strategy for asthma management in the community.
and other Health Issues -- The Office
of Children's Health Protection (EPA) developed
this searchable database to
inform the public about some public health topics
and Allergy Prevention -
The National Institute on environmental Health
Sciences (NIH) is providing information on asthma,
some of the most common seasonal and non-seasonal allergens
and asthma irritants. "PREVENTIVE STRATEGIES" to help
avoid exposure to these substances are also provided.
- The Pediatric/Adult Asthma Coalition
of New Jersey -
Asthma Coalition of New Jersey is working with schools,
physicians, health insurance companies, community groups
and environmental agencies to reach all individuals in
New Jersey with the most effective methods for managing
State of NJ: Lead Safe NJ
Lead poisoning is the "number one" environmental health
issue that affects children under the age of six. Each
year, nearly 5,000 New Jersey children are diagnosed
with dangerous levels of lead in their blood. Lead-
based paint, found in and around older homes built
before 1978, is the primary cause of lead-poisoning. It
is a statewide problem affecting urban, s uburban and
rural households. Yet, childhood lead poisoning
is entirely preventable.
- LeadSafeNJ -
Lead Based Paint: Are You At Risk? The
Leadsafenj Program is a collection of public education,
outreach and training initiatives made possible through
funding by the State of New Jersey Department of
Community Affairs as authorized by the Lead Hazard
Control Assistance Act.
Alert - Playing with Poison - a series of video
clips from NJN
to Protect your Kids --
The Office of Children's Health Protection (EPA) developed
this website to provide information to parents about what
can be done about their children's health and the environment
they live in.
Illnesses and Hospitalization
Health Galaxy, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia's
Web Site for Kids - At
The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia,
we understand that illness and hospitalization are
stressful events in the lives of children and their
families. We also know that education and preparation
make a positive difference in how children and their
families cope with these events. Kidshealthgalaxy.com is an interactive website for kids, ages 6-12.
Health Topics: Infants and Children - Information
on major childhood diseases and other topics of concern
(Children's Hospital and Medical Center, Seattle, WA)
Guidelines (topics) intended to help you determine how
sick your child is and if you need to call your child's
doctor. Their second purpose is to help you treat your
child at home when it is safe to do so.
Village - A
Global Community of Disability Related Resources. Includes
information on recreation, schools, churches, and more.
Support Project is
a national program dedicated to the interests of brothers
and sisters of people with special health and developmental
Oral Health: Tips for Parents by the American
Dental Asssociation (ADA). Oral Health Topics from A-Z.
Beautiful Smiles: Children's Oral Health by Richard
Louv, Senior Editor of Connect
for Kids. He argues for reframing of the discussion
on children's oral health to shift the focus from the
standard images and topics associated with dental health
toward the larger health implications for both individuals
and the public. Advocates should connect oral health to
gaps in health insurance for children and families.
and Domestic Violence Prevention (Family
Violence Prevention Fund) Explores relationship between
domestic violence and child abuse, its effect on children,
as well as provides information on how to get Help!
approves Meningitis Shots
Immunizations Program (Centers
for Disease Control and Prevention) -
This site provides
recent and accurate immunization information from the
National Immunization Program, the Federal Government's
principal agency for immunization policy and recommendations.
You will find a wide range of immunization information
including information about vaccine preventable diseases,
the benefits of immunization, and the risks of immunization
vs. the risk of disease. In addition, you will find a
wide range of educational materials and resources.
Childhood Diseases (CDC) describes diseases,
symptoms, vaccines---and reasons why vaccinations
includes childhood vaccination schedule.
for New Jersey Families
Law about School Pest Management
became effective on June 12, 2004. It is designed to protect
children, who are more vulnerable to the hazards of pesticides,
from exposure, while still maintaing good pest control
and Family Meals
Days of Summer (Environmental Defense
How do smog and soot affect children in your city?
This page reports on the air quality of major U.S.
cities to see where air pollution can make outdoor
Looks at the link between asthma and air quality and offers solutions.
You can sign up for "Action Alerts"
Mold Exposure from Children’s
Health Environmental Coalition
- HealtheHouse -
an animated website from Children’s Health Environmental
Coalition illustrates Problems and Solutions
affecting children's health in and around the home
December 7, 2011