Monday, October 3, 2011 is National Child Health Day. This year’s theme is Helping Children Lead Healthy Lives. The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) has created a website for National Health Day. You can access the website by clicking here. The following is a message about National Child Health Day from Jon L. Nelson, Acting Associate Administrator for Maternal and Child Health:
I wanted to let you know that next Monday, October 3, 2011 is National Child Health Day. This year’s theme is Helping Children Lead Healthy Lives. A HRSA website was created at to feature important resources that assist families in finding health care services. Resources featured on the website include the 311 Prenatal Hotline, Insure Kids Now, Family-to-Family Health Information Centers, Text 4 Baby, Find a Health Center Locator and the Maternal and Child Health Program.
On National Child Health Day, we will feature the services within MCHB and HRSA that serve the health and well-being of children. And for that reason, I would encourage you to share the website with your grantees. Upon visiting the website, grantees can download the Child Health Day Badge. The badge gives grantees the ability to link to the website. It is our hope that we can reach thousands of families to assist them in finding vital health care services. Thank you for helping us get the word out about this day and the resources available to our children.
On this 83rd annual celebration of Child Health Day, HRSA reminds you of maternal and child health programs that help children lead healthy lives everyday.
3-1-1 BABY for Prenatal Services
800-311-BABY (2229) En espanol 800-504-7081
Every year nearly one million American women deliver babies without receiving adequate medical attention. If you are pregnant, programs in your State can help you have a healthy baby.
Insure Kids Now!
Children enrolled in Medicaid and State Child Health Insurance Program plans may still face significant challenges accessing health care, especially oral health care. This website connects families with their State programs and with oral health providers who accept the plans.
Find a Health Center
HRSA-supported health centers provide affordable primary care to children and adults, whether or not they have health insurance. With more than 8,100 sites, health centers are in every State, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands and the Pacific Basin.
Family-to-Family Health Information Centers
Family-to-Family Health Information Centers in every U.S. State and the District of Columbia provide information, training, technical assistance, and peer support to families of children with special health care needs. National Center for Family ♥ Professional Partnerships helps families locate services.
Text 4 Baby
Text the word baby to 511411 (envia bebe al 511411) for free weekly text messages that will support you through pregnancy and the first year of baby’s life. Topics include prenatal care, labor signs and symptoms, nutrition, breastfeeding, safety, infant and child development, and more.
Title V Maternal and Child Health Program
The Nation’s oldest Federal-State partnership, for more than 75 years, has provided a foundation for ensuring the health of the Nation’s mothers, women, children and youth, including children and youth with special health care needs, and their families.