Participant educational resources

Participant Educational Resources

Finding reliable information about child health on the internet can feel overwhelming. The resources on this page can help answer questions you may have.

Brain Development

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Autism Spectrum Disorder
Gives an overview of autism including information, screenings, and treatments.

Children's Mental Health
Shares articles on child mental health, including information on emotional development and child mental health disorders.

MedlinePlus School-Age Children Development
Provides information on the development of school-age children, including physical development, behavior, language development, and parenting tips.


CDC Asthma in Children
Provides information, facts, and articles on asthma in children.

MedlinePlus Asthma in Children
Gives an overview of asthma in children, including information on preventing, identifying, treating, and living with childhood asthma.

U.S. Food and Drug Administration Allergy Relief for Your Child
Describes allergies in children and treatments that may help.

General Health Information

Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development
Describes the latest science and research in child health.

MedlinePlus Health Topics
Provides a listing of health topics from A to Z. Visitors can learn about symptoms, treatment, and prevention of diseases or health issues.

U.S. National Library of Medicine Health Information
Lists links to reliable health information on topics including diseases, genetics, clinical trials, toxic chemicals, and safety of household products.

Healthy Weight

American Academy of Pediatrics Institute for Healthy Childhood Weight
Contains a range of information, articles, and resources to promote healthy active living in children.

CDC Childhood Overweight and Obesity
Defines overweight and obesity in children. Provides facts and information on causes and effects of obesity in children.

MedlinePlus Obesity in Children
Provides an overview of obesity in children with links to resources for identifying, preventing, and treating childhood obesity.

Positive Health or Well-Being

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Child Development Basics
Summarizes the basics of childhood development, including important milestones. Provides parenting tips to help child stay healthy, be safe, and be successful.

Well-Being Concepts
Defines well-being and describes factors that affect a person’s well-being.

U.S. Department of Health & Human Service Early Childhood Learning & Knowledge Center
Provides information on how to promote children’s social and emotional well-being. Helps families and educators understand the connections between childhood mental health and overall well-being.

Pregnancy & Birth

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Birth Defects
Contains facts and information on birth defects. Shares real stories from families with children who have birth defects.

Premature Birth
Describes topics related to premature birth, including risk factors, signs, and symptoms.

MedlinePlus Premature Babies
Provides information, links, and resources to help understand premature babies and health issues that they may face. Shares tips and support for parents of premature babies.