Links and Resources

  • We Can!

    A national program that offers information for families and communities to help children maintain a healthy weight through activity and good food choices.

  • American Academy of Pediatrics

    Provides useful and up-to-date information for parents/guardians concerning physical, mental, and social health issues from infancy through young adulthood.  An important resource for parents/guardians who may have questions about specific health, social, or developmental concerns.

  • Affordable Health Care Resource Guide

    Informational guide with resources on wellness, preventative care, and mental health resources created by the Somerset County Council for Young Children and Empower Somerset

     

  • Centers for Disease Control

    Gives health and safety information for the purpose of achieving improvement in people's wellbeing.  This site provides current information on almost any health and safety topic as well as publications and products.

  • National Institutes of Health

    A medical research agency whose purpose is to improve health and save lives.  There are 27 institutes and centers which make up the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and provide helpful information and fact sheets concerning medical conditions and achieving optimal health.

  • Healthy People 2010

    Provides a comprehensive set of guidelines for disease prevention and health promotion.  Covers a wide range of health topics.

  • NJ Dept of Health and Senior Services

    Makes available the state codes used by the Hillsborough Board of Education to develop the district policies concerning health services.

  • MyPlate

    USDA's new 2010 dietary and exercise guidelines for healthy living.  Has fun tools for tracking dietary intake and exercise progress.  MyPlate has replaced the MyPyramid program.

  • American Diabetes Association

    The American Diabetes Association (ADA) is the leading nonprofit organization for diabetes in the US.  Provides information for parents/guardians, students, and health care professionals.  A great resource for all your diabetic questions.

  • American Heart Association

    A resource to learn about cardiovascular diseases, stroke, and prevention.  Has a specific section on children's health.

  • American Cancer Society

    Provides information on cancer for patients, family members, survivors, and health care professionals.  Site includes cancer facts, treatment options, support services, and a bookstore as well as other useful features.

  • The Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis Network

    Makes available information concerning allergies with special attention to food allergies.  Also provides information about managing food allergies in childcare and school settings.  Has seperate teen and kid specific web sites.

  • Allergy and Asthma Network

    This web site is designed to help people live with allergies and asthma.  There are specific sections on coping with allergies and asthma in the home, childcare, and school settings.  Provides useful information in regards to pets, play time, and shopping.

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