If we want more evidence-based practice, we need more practice-based evidence.*

If we want more evidence-based practice, we need more practice-based evidence.*

Websites On Child Health

National Institute of Child Health and
Human Development
Office of Research Reporting
Building 31, Room 2A-32
9000 Rockville Pike, Bethesda, MD 20892
Phone: (301) 496-5133
Conducts and supports basic and clinical research in maternal and child health. Responds to inquiries and distributes publications of reproductive biology and contraception, pregnancy and birth, etc.
National Clearinghouse for Maternal and Child Health
38th and R Street NW
Washington, DC 20057
Phone: (202) 625-8410

Centralized source of information on maternal and child health, including prenatal care and nutrition, breast feeding, and lactation. Distributes directories of federal programs and voluntary organizations.
American Academy of Pediatrics
141 Northwest Point Boulevard
P.O. Box 927
Elk Grove Village, IL 60009
Phone: (708) 228-5005


Concerned with the health and safety, and well-being of infants, children, and young adults and with education of pediatric health professionals. Sponsors continuing education and works with government to advocate improved child health.

American College of Obstetricians and 

409 12th Street SW, Washington, DC 20024
Phone: (202) 863-2518


Publishes a variety of patient education materials, audiovisuals, and professional materials on maternal health care and nutrition, prenatal care, breast-feeding, and childbirth. Operates a central resource center for both professionals and consumers.


March of Dimes Birth Defects Foundation
1275 Mamaroneck Avenue
White Plains, NY 10605
Phone: (914) 428-7100
Funds research and disseminates latest findings on maternal and infant health and the prevention of birth defects. Publishes patient and professional literature on low birthweight and fetal alcohol syndrome
Canadian Institute of Child Health (CICH)
885 Prom. Meadowlands Drive, Suite 512
Ottawa, Ontario, K2C 3N2
Phone: (613) 224-4144  Fax: (613) 224-4145

e-mail: cich@igs.net  http://www.cich.ca/


This web site provides a wide range of informational services relating to Canadian Child Health.



Centers for Disease Control and Prevention,
National Prevention Information Network
The NPIN Web site is designed to share HIV/AIDS, STD (sexually transmitted diseases), and TB (tuberculosis) resources and information.
Child Health Foundation
CHF's mission is "to save the greatest number of children's lives at the lowest possible cost" through a network of health professionals and organizations committed to improving health policies and practices. CHF operates as an independent agent of change, seeking and promoting more effective, easily-delivered and less-expensive methods to
prevent illness and death of children.

National Council for Open Education

Lesson Plans related to Health

Health-related lesson plans submitted by educators
Fire Safety 

Fire safety is much more than, "don't play with matches." Students will learn all aspects of fire safety through the activities at this site.


Action Alliance for Children
Provides information about the current trends and policy issues affecting children and their families. Ppublishes the Children's Advocate newsmagazine. AAC is a California-based, nonprofit agency.