Resource Library

Child and School Health Resources

Addiction Resource
Addiction Resource was founded in 2005 to provide a community for those recovering from addiction and to help patients find the highest quality care for a successful recovery. Their goal is to provide resources to help patients and their loved ones so that they may stay on the road to recovery, and can successfully overcome addiction for life. Addiction Resource is not a treatment center and does not accept payments or advertising offers. Instead, we work to provide free resources to help people better understand their addiction and motivate them to make hte first step in seeking support.

Addiction Center: Health Effects of Youth Substance Abuse
Addiction Center was founded by recovering addicts and health professionals to provide the most up-to-date information on various addictions and reviews of top treatment centers across the country.

Addressing the Social Determinants of Health Inequities Among Gay Men & Men Who Have Sex With Men
With support from the M·A·C AIDS Fund, TFAH undertook a literature review and convened a one-day consultation to consider strategies to mitigate the social determinants of health inequities among gay men and other men who have sex with men (MSM).† Invited participants included research scientists, lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT)‡ health service providers, public policy advocates, and federal officials.*

Allies Against Asthma
Allies Against Asthma is a national initiative to improve asthma control for children and adolescents. Funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation with direction provided by the Center for Managing Chronic Disease, University of Michigan, Allies supports seven community-based coalitions and their efforts to improve the way asthma is managed in their communities and provides resources to support other asthma groups throughout the United States.

Asbestos.com
Asbestos.com is a website and advocacy group that helps the victims of asbestos exposure and their loved ones. We connect our visitors with the resources they need to understand and fight asbestos-related disease, all at no cost. We research the latest data about asbestos and asbestos-related diseases to ensure an accurate, up-to-date site, and we maintain relationships with doctors and cancer centers to promote patient access to cutting-edge treatment. Our free services include: providing literature on asbestos and related diseases; providing access to our on-staff nurse; matching patients up with qualified doctors in their area; managing a support group for asbestos victims and their families; helping veterans receive VA benefits for asbestos diseases; educating the public about social security disability and legal options; and much more.

Campaign for Tobacco Free Kids
The Campaign for Tobacco Free Kids is dedicated to increasing awareness of childhood smoking. Their website includes information, statistics, research and advocacy efforts aimed at increasing the number of non-smokers.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention--Lead Poison Prevention Program
CDC's Lead Poisoning Prevention Program is dedicated to eliminating elevated blood lead levels by 2010.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention--Vaccine Safety and Adverse Events
The CDC vaccine safety website discusses the importance of vaccinations while also listing concerns and potential side effects from vaccinations. There is also detailed information about the safety of vaccinations and the process of how vaccines are licensed, monitored, and how risks are communicated to the public.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention--Vaccines and Immunizations
The website focuses on the importance of obtaining maximum immunization coverage for all populations, establishing effective partnerships, conducting reliable scientific research, implementing immunization systems, and ensuring vaccine safety.

EPA--Office of Children's Health Protection
Because children are more susceptible to environmental hazards, the EPA has dedicated a portion of its website to the specific health hazards that disproportionally affect children.

Keep You and Your Family Safe: An Information Guide on Second Hand Smoke
"Non-smokers are exposed to secondhand smoke anytime they are around a smoker. It is known as passive or involuntary smoking. When a non-smoker breathes in the secondhand smoke, he or she is taking in the nicotine as well as other toxic chemicals. The same chemicals the smoker inhales. The more often a non-smoker is exposed to secondhand smoke, the higher the level of harmful chemicals that gets into his or her body. There are over 4,000 compounds of chemicals in tobacco smoke and over 60 of them are either known to or suspected to be a cancer-causing agent."

Local Health Departments in the News
“Local Health Departments in the News”, a first-ever, ongoing, publicly-available collection of news stories about public health issues facing communities across the nation. News clips are searchable by state or in the following subject areas: budget cuts, County Health Rankings, H1N1, good news and more.

Local Health Departments’ Policy/Advocacy Activities on Obesity or Chronic Disease
The purpose of the 2013 National Profile of Local Health Departments (Profile) study was to develop a comprehensive and accurate description of LHD infrastructure and practice. Data from the Profile study are used by many people and organizations. For example, LHD staff members use the data to compare their LHD or those within their states to others nationwide; data are used to inform public health policy at the local, state, and federal levels and can support projects to improve local public health practice; and data are used in universities to educate future public health workforce members about LHDs and by researchers to address questions about public health practice.

March of Dimes
The March of Dimes Perinatal Center provides maternal and infant and health statistics, research information, medical references, continuing education for parents and many other resources for infant and maternal health.

National Association of County and City Health Officials
NACCHO supports efforts that protect and improve the health of all people and all communities by promoting national policy, developing resources and programs, seeking health equity, and supporting effective local public health practice and systems.

National Birth Defects Prevention Network
The National Birth Defects Prevention Network works to improve the quality of surveillance information, promote scientific collaboration, provide technical assistance for the development of uniform collection techniques, and facilitate communication among organizations regarding birth defects.

National Childhood Cancer Foundation
CureSearch National Childhood Cancer Foundation is dedicated to raising private funds for childhood cancer research for the Children's Oncology Group, the world's largest cooperative cancer research organization.

National Children's Cancer Society
The National Children's Cancer Society seeks to improve the quality of life for children with cancer and their families by providing financial and in-kind assistance, advocacy, support services and education.

National Dissemination Center for Children with Disabilities
The Center provides information to the public regarding children with disabilities, including IDEA--the law regarding children and disablities, No Child Left Behind, and research-based information on effective educational practices.

National Institute of Child Health and Human Development
The website includes various information about the health and human development of children, and research regarding children and the environments in which they develop.

National Partnership for Women & Families Paid Sick Days Website

State of Obesity: Better Policies for a Healthier America
The State of Obesity is the 12th annual report produced by TFAH and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, with support by a grant from RWJF. This edition includes annual rates and rankings of adult obesity and obesity rate trends by ethnicity, region, age, gender, education and income.

The Annie E. Casey Foundation
The Foundation's primary goal is to foster public policies, human-service reforms, and community supports that more effectively meet the needs of today's vulnerable children and families. In order to meet this goal, the Foundation provides grants to help states, cities, and neighborhoods fashion more innovative, cost-effective responses to these needs.

The National Report Card on Protecting Children During Disasters,
A Major Gap in More than Half of the States' Disaster Preparedness Regulations for Child Care Facilities Puts Many Vulnerable Children at Risk, Save the Children Reports. Called "The National Report Card on Protecting Children During Disasters," the report assesses all 50 states and the District of Columbia on four basic disaster preparedness and safety standards for children in child care and at school. Three of the standards focus on child care facilities and the fourth is for schools.

The Prevention and Public Health Fund: For A Healthier America
Prevention saves lives, reduces health care costs, and makes the country a healthier, more productive place. More than half of Americans live with at least one serious preventable health condition, like diabetes or heart disease, which forces taxpayers to spend billions of dollars a year on health care. And, today’s children are in danger of becoming the first generation in American history to live shorter, less healthy lives than their parents. The Prevention and Public Health Fund enables communities around the country to invest in proven strategies to improve health. That’s why the Fund has the support of more than 760 national, state and local organizations.

The Prevention Fund: A Matter of Life and Death ad version 1
Shouldn’t America try to prevent diseases, instead of just treating people after they’re already sick, and it’s often too late? Just three of the reasons why the Prevention Fund is deadly serious.

The Prevention Fund: A Matter of Life and Death ad version 2
Just 10 of the reasons why the Prevention Fund is deadly serious.

The W.K. Kellogg Foundation
The foundation supports children, families, and communities as they strengthen and create conditions that propel vulnerable children to achieve success as individuals and as contributors to the larger community and society.

U.S. Department of Education
The Department of Education works to promote student achievement and preparation by fostering educational excellence and ensuring equal access to all children.

U.S. Dept. of Education--Office of Safe and Drug Free Schools
The OSDFS oversees physical education, mental health, drug education, and anti-violence campaigns designed to promote national student health and a safe school-going experience