Kids ENT Health Month

Monday, February 11th, 2019

February is Kids ENT Health Month.

National health statistics reveal that pediatric ear, nose, and throat disorders remain among the primary reasons children visit a physician, with ear infections ranking as the number one reason for an appointment. From earaches to choking hazards, kids can suffer from a variety of ailments that require prompt diagnosis and treatment. For more information on a number of Kids ENT health-related issues, visit ENThealth.org.

Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day

Tuesday, July 31st, 2018

May 7th is National Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day and is observed each year to raise awareness about the importance of children’s mental health and how vital positive mental health is to a child’s development.

Child Life Month

Friday, July 20th, 2018

Established as a nonprofit organization in 1982, the Association of Child Life Professionals (ACLP) advances the field of child life by establishing and maintaining professional standards, enhancing the professional growth and development of members, and advancing the credibility of the child life profession by fostering research and promoting the standards of child life practice on a national and international level.

The Association represents trained professionals with expertise in helping infants, children, youth, and families cope with the stress and uncertainty of illness, injury and treatment. ACLP is comprised of more than 5,000 individuals representing at least 600 organizations worldwide. Our members include Certified Child Life Specialists, child life assistants, university educators and students, hospital administrators and staff, school teachers, therapeutic recreation specialists, and professionals in related fields.

If you are interested in learning more about the Association of Child Life Professionals, this brief flyer provides an overview of the organization and our members: About the Association of Child Life Professionals.

Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

Tuesday, July 17th, 2018

HOW CAN YOU HELP RAISE AWARENESS THIS SEPTEMBER?

Families, caregivers, charities and research groups across the United States observe September as Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. In the U.S., 15,780 children under the age of 21 are diagnosed with cancer every year; approximately 1/4 of them will not survive the disease. A diagnosis turns the lives of the entire family upside down. The objective of Childhood CancerAwareness Month is to put a spotlight on the types of cancer that largely affect children, survivorship issues, and – importantly – to help raise funds for research and family support.

Children’s Health Day

Tuesday, July 17th, 2018

Children’s Health Day

Without a doubt, the timing of National Health Center Week lends itself well to caring for the youngest members of our communities as they get ready to go back to school, play Fall sports, and access all the wonderful resources available to support a happy, healthy, childhood. More than 8 million children get their hair at a community health center in the United States. Child Health Day is a United States Federal Observance Day observed on the first Monday in October.

Take advantage of the fun and celebrate Children’s Health Day during National Health Center Week by hosting one of the following events:

  • Children’s Back to School Health Fair – work with partners in your community to bring together a health fair that will get kids ready to go back to school. Provide health screenings, give away backpacks, provide sports physicals, nutritious foods, face painting, bouncy houses, shaved ice, the ideas and activities are endless.

  • Host a Kids Coloring Contest – host a kids coloring contest at the health center the week before National Health Center Week, then invite your elected officials to join you at the health center to announce contest winners and recognize young artists from the community.

  • Community Garden & Nutrition Event – teach the youngest members of your community about health and nutrition by hosting a community garden planting event. Work with partners to make healthy groceries available to the child patients of the health center.

Child Health Day

Tuesday, July 17th, 2018

Celebrated the 1st Monday in October, Child Health Day observes exercises that will make the people of the United States aware of the fundamental necessity of a year-round program to protect and develop the health of the children of the United States. The holiday was enacted by Congress in 1928 and was first celebrated on May 1, 1929[2]