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Breastfeeding - A Healthy Start for Mom and Baby
The Office of Minority Health (OMH) needs your help in spreading the word about the benefits of breastfeeding. Today is a good time to start.
External linkpdf file HPV Vaccine: Questions and Answers [PDF 1.2MB]
This human papillomavirus (HPV) Vaccine Questions and Answers sheet will explore Gardasil, the vaccine developed to prevent cervical cancer and other diseases in females caused by certain types of genital HPV. It protects against four HPV types, which together cause 70% of cervical cancers and 90% of genital warts.
External link Breastfeeding Resources Action Kit
Find online resources from U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Office on Women’s Health and the General Services Administration’s Federal Citizen Information Center in their Breastfeeding Resources Action Kit. The kit contains electronic versions of publications selected to increase education about the benefits of breastfeeding for moms and babies, the financial impacts of breastfeeding, and how to support breastfeeding in the community. Hard copies of publications can also be ordered online, free of charge.
External link Working Group Report on Future Research Directions in Childhood Obesity Prevention and Treatment
Childhood overweight and obesity have reached epidemic proportions and are major public health problems nationally and globally. Between 1970 and 2004, the prevalence of overweight almost tripled among U.S. preschoolers and adolescents and quadrupled among children aged 6 to11 years. In 2003-2004, 17.1% of children aged 2 to 19 years were at or above the 95th percentile of Body Mass Index (BMI) compared to 5-6% in the 1970s, and these percentages are higher in non-Hispanic Blacks and Mexican Americans (20.0% and 19.2%) than in Whites (16%).
External link Chronic Developmental Conditions Among Hispanic Children in the United States, 2003 and 2005-2006
Data from two national surveys are used to describe the prevalence of selected chronic developmental conditions and the risk of developmental, behavioral, or social delay among Hispanic or Latino children. These data are also used to compare these estimates with those from non-Hispanic children. Comparisons are further made by the primary language spoken in the household for Hispanic children.
External link National Diabetes Education Program (NDEP) Resources on Children and Adolescents
Children with diabetes and their families, health care providers, and school personnel face unique challenges when dealing with diabetes. Learn more about type 1 and type 2 diabetes in young people and how to help them manage the disease and ensure their health and well-being.
External link America's Children: Key National Indicators of Well-Being, 2007
America's Children: Key National Indicators of Well-Being, 2007 is a compendium of indicators - drawn from the most reliable official statistics-illustrative of both the promises and the difficulties confronting our Nation's young people. The report presents 38 key indicators on important aspects of children's lives.
December 12, 2006
STATE OF CHILDHOOD ASTHMA, UNITED STATES: 1980-2005

The percentage of children who had asthma more than doubled between 1980 and 1995, from 3.6 percent to 7.5 percent. In 2001, CDC introduced a more precise measurement of asthma and the five years since then the trend has remained stable at historically high levels.
External link The Death of a Child, The Grief of the Parents: A Lifetime Journey Exit Disclaimer
A publication that seeks to help understand and address parental grief and its aftermath.
External linkpdf file Pregnancy, Breastfeeding, and Bone Health
Both pregnancy and breastfeeding cause changes and place extra demands on a woman’s body. Some of these may have an affect on her bones.

Read this guide to discover the dynamic relationship between pregnancy and bone health.

External linkpdf file An Easy Guide to Breastfeeding for American Indian and Alaska Native Families
Everyone benefits from breastfeeding. There are many breastfeeding benefits for babies, mothers, and society. Babies who are breastfed receive health and immune system, developmental, psychological, social, economic, and environmental benefits. This guide is for all American Indian and Alaska Native women and their families who embrace life. It is a supportive tool for all women who choose to breastfeed.
External linkpdf file An Easy Guide to Breastfeeding
Everyone benefits from breastfeeding. There are many breastfeeding benefits for babies, mothers, and society. Babies who are breastfed receive health and immune system, developmental, psychological, social, economic, and environmental benefits. This guide is for all women and their families. It is a supportive tool for all women who choose to breastfeed.
External linkpdf file HHS Blueprint for Action on Breastfeeding
The Blueprint for Action introduces an action plan for breastfeeding based on education, training, awareness, support and research. The plan includes key recommendations that were refined by the members and reviewers of the Subcommittee on Breastfeeding during their deliberations of science-based findings. Recognizing that breastfeeding rates are influenced by various factors, these recommendations suggest an approach in which all interested stakeholders come together to forge partnerships to promote breastfeeding.
External linkpdf file An Easy Guide to Breastfeeding for African American Women
Everyone benefits from breastfeeding. There are many breastfeeding benefits for babies, mothers, and society. Babies who are breastfed receive health and immune system, developmental, psychological, social, economic, and environmental benefits. This guide is a supportive tool for African American women and their families who choose to breastfeed.
External linkpdf file An Easy Guide to Breastfeeding - In Chinese
Everyone benefits from breastfeeding. There are many breastfeeding benefits for babies, mothers, and society. Babies who are breastfed receive health and immune system, developmental, psychological, social, economic, and environmental benefits. This guide is for all women and their families. It is a supportive tool for all women who choose to breastfeed.
External linkpdf file Protect Your Baby from Group B Strep
If you are pregnant, you need to know about group B strep. This type of bacteria is very common to all types of women and can be passed on to your baby during childbirth. Your baby can get very sick and even die if you are not tested and treated.
External linkpdf file Asthma and Outdoor Air Pollution
Air pollution can make asthma symptoms worse and trigger attacks for you or your child. Getting to know how sensitive you are to air pollution and knowing when and where air pollution may be bad are some of the steps that you could take to help protect your family’s health from air pollution. This handy guide provides more helpful steps and information.
External linkpdf file Help Your Child Gain Control Over Asthma
You as a parent, along with your doctor, play an important role in helping your child control asthma. This guide will help you do just that. That means fewer days out of school and fewer attacks that can be scary for you and your child.
External linkpdf file Help Your Child Grow Up Healthy and Strong
This publication will help your children develop healthy eating habits at an early age. Written for parents, this guide will show you: The Keys to a Healthy Diet, how to Eat Smart and how to Get Moving! Nutritious food is something to enjoy that helps children grow strong and gain energy. This publication will explain how good health depends on the right balance between what they eat and how much they move.
External link The Pocket Guide to Good Health for Children
This guide briefly explains preventive care for children, such as checkup visits, immunizations, tests and exams, and provides guidance on related issues. Easy-to-use records help keep track of preventive care for each child and tell parents when shots and other services are needed. To order print copies of this guide, call the Publications Clearinghouse at 1-800-358-9295.
External link Bright Futures for Families Pocket Guide Exit Disclaimer
This guide written especially for families, complements Bright Futures materials used by health professionals. It provides a wealth of information and encourages the family/practitioner relationship that are so important to children's health.
External link Quiz for Parents Brush Up on Healthy Teeth: Simple Steps for Kids' Smiles
Every parent knows that a healthy smile is a sign of a happy child, and oral health experts agree that creating those healthy smiles begins in infancy. Experts from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have developed a set of pediatric oral health tips, Brush Up on Healthy Teeth: Simple Steps for Kids' Smiles.
External link How Asthma Friendly is your Child Care Setting?
Children with asthma need proper support in childcare settings to keep their asthma under control and be fully active. Utilize the checklist of questions to find out how well your child care setting assists children with asthma.



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