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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 link Six Common Misconceptions About Vaccination and How to Respond to Them
The purpose of this pamphlet is to address six common misconceptions about vaccination that are often cited by concerned parents as reasons to question the wisdom of vaccinating their children.
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 Ten Things You Need to Know about Immunizations
This general fact sheet covers the most frequently asked questions on childhood immunizations.
External linkpdf file Immunization Schedule for Children and Adolescents [PDF | 335KB]
The Schedules lists the ages (birth to 6 years old and 7 to 18 years old) for when each vaccine or series of shots is to be given.
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 SIDS Facts
Information on SIDS for African Americans, including SIDS Facts, Myths and Facts about SIDS, Actions to Reduce the Risk of SIDS and Responses to Questions about SIDS.
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 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 Immunize Our Children: Protect the Circle of Life [PDF | 2.25MB]
This brochure educates American Indians and Alaska Natives on the importance of childhood immunizations.
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.
External link Babies Sleep Safest on Their Backs: Reduce the Risk of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome
This African American Outreach Parent Brochure highlights steps to reduce the risk of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome. It explains SIDS and provides tips on lowering risks.
External link Parents Guide to Childhood Immunization
This 94-page booklet introduces parents to 12 childhood diseases and the vaccines that can protect children from them.



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