child health

National Children’s Dental Health Month: Resources for Local Health Departments

By Hollis Russinof, Manager, Campaign for Dental Health, American Academy of Pediatrics February is National Children’s Dental Health Month (NCDHM), a month-long national health observance to promote the oral health of children and families. The American…

Children’s Environmental Health Day

Despite the many successes and advancements in the field of children’s environmental health over the past few decades, today’s children face an epidemic of chronic diseases and developmental disabilities linked to environmental exposures and our…

The Effect of Parental Incarceration on Children’s Health: Lessons Learned from a Health Impact Assessment

By: Judi Jennings, Special Project Director, Louisville, KY The Special Project recently completed a health impact assessment (HIA) demonstrating how public health leaders, artists and criminal justice reformers can work together to assess how parental incarceration harms…

Show Your Support for Children’s Environmental Health

By the Children’s Environmental Health Committee of the American Public Health Association’s Environment Section Local health department professionals are uniquely aware of the health issues and risks affecting their towns and cities. Some counties have…