Health-Related Links | National Resources
American Academy of Pediatrics:
Provides up to date information related to health topics concerning newborns through young adults. Has information on federal and state advocacy related to children, and has issued a policy statement on school nursing.
- American Academy of Pediatrics clinical report, ‘The Power of Play,’ recommends play for children to buffer toxic stress, build parental relationships and improve executive functioning.
The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) :
A voluntary health organization that gives those affected by suicide a nationwide community empowered by research, education and advocacy to take action against this leading cause of death. AFSP is dedicated to saving lives and bringing hope to those affected by suicide. AFSP creates a culture that’s smart about mental health and educates the public about suicide, prevention, and support. See also:
A site with information for all about Juvenile Arthritis.
Be Safe in the Sun:
A site offered by the American Cancer Society about the dangers of UV rays and how to be safe from these dangers.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention:
Provides information on multiple diseases and conditions, travelers health, and emergency preparedness.
Additional vaccine resources:
A site devoted to arthritis, Juvenile Arthritis and awareness.
2015 – 2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans:
Published jointly by the U.S. Departments of Agriculture and Health and Human Services, these guidelines contain important nutritional and dietary information for the general public. The guidelines can help all people in choosing healthy and nutritional food to their individual preferences.
Food and Drug Administration:
Provides resources to the public on the safety of products. The agency protects and promotes public health by regulation and supervision in many areas including food safety, medications, cosmetics, dietary supplements, and medical devices.
A resource for individuals and families on health topics.
Kids Get Arthritis Too!
A site for everything related to Juvenile Arthritis
National Association of School Nurses:
Provides information on what is happening in school nursing around the nation. Provides information on school based illnesses, how to prevent and treat them. Defines the role of a school nurse, and sets standards that should be met and maintained. Provides continuing education information.
National Board for Certification of School Nurses:
The National Board for Certification of School Nurses (NBCSN) endorses the concept of voluntary certification by examination for all school nurses. Provides information on school nurse certification testing, exam dates, study guides and testing fees.
National Center for Missing and Exploited Children
As the nation’s clearinghouse & comprehensive reporting center for all issues related to the prevention of and recovery from child victimization, NCMEC leads the fight against abduction, abuse, and exploitation – because every child deserves a safe childhood.
National Diabetes Education Program:
Provides educational resources in print, through video, and webinars.
National Health Observances Calendar:
Provides a link to special days, weeks or months dedicated to raising awareness about important health topics.
National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute:
Provides science based information on issues related to heart, lung, and blood diseases and conditions, as well as information on clinical studies and research resources.
National Institute on Drug Abuse:
Provides information regarding the world’s research on the health aspects of drug abuse and addiction.
National Institute of Health:
Provides information and resources related to many health conditions and diseases.
National Institute of Nursing Research
NINR seeks to address the health challenges of today and tomorrow. Nursing science provides the evidence base to support the practice of the largest healthcare profession, as well as to improve wellness and quality of life for all individuals, regardless of age, resources, or health status.
This website operated by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) provides information about nutrition, healthy eating, physical activity, and food safety for consumers.
Nutrition (US Department of Agriculture):
Provides practical information to individuals, health professionals, nutrition educators, and the food industry to help consumers build healthier diets with resources and tools for dietary assessment, nutrition education, and other user-friendly nutrition information.
Physical Activity Guidelines
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services released the second edition of the Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans which is based upon new evidence showing the health benefits of exercise with updated guidelines for difference age groups: ages 3-5, 6-17, adults, and older adults. Even five minutes of physical activity has real health benefits. See also https://www.hsph.harvard.edu/
SAMHSA Opioid Overdose Prevention Toolkit:
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) has released a revised version (2016) of the Opioid Overdose Toolkit, designed to educate first responders, physicians, patients, family members and community members on ways to prevent opioid overdose.
U.S. National Library of Medicine:
Provides electronic information resources on a wide range of health related/health information topics.
World Health Organization:
World Health Organization: Provides information on health issues affecting the world. WHO works with the United Nations on universal health issues.