The mission of the American Academy of Pediatrics is to attain optimal physical, mental, and social health and well-being for all infants, children, adolescents, and young adults. The AAP is a professional membership organization of 62,000 primary care pediatricians, pediatric medical sub-specialists, and pediatric surgical specialists.
The CDC works to protect America from health, safety, and security threats, both foreign and in the U.S. Whether diseases start at home or abroad, are chronic or acute, curable or preventable, human error or deliberate attack, CDC fights disease and supports citizens and communities to do the same.
The Office on Women's Health provides national leadership and coordination to improve the health of women and girls through policy, education, and model programs. This is also a great resource for breastfeeding mothers.
KidsGrowth.com is a web site tailored specifically toward the concerns and interests of today's parents. The site was developed and created by medical leaders in the field of pediatrics and adolescent medicine. Members of the Medical Advisory Board oversee all KidsGrowth.com content, thereby guaranteeing its medical accuracy.
Safe Kids Worldwide is a global organization dedicated to preventing injuries in children, the number one killer of kids in the United States. Safe Kids works with an extensive network of more than 500 coalitions in the US and partners with organizations in 25 countries around the world to reduce injuries from motor vehicles, sports, drownings, falls, burns, poisonings, and more.
Healthy Children.org is a parenting website which is supported by over 60,000 pediatricians who are "committed to the attainment of optimal physical, mental, and social health and well-being for all infants, children, adolescents, and young adults".
Bright Futures is a "national health promotion and disease preventon initiative that addresses children's health needs in the context of family and community". Their guidelines and tools are implememted by many states to help bridge the gap between pediatric primary care and communities.
Children's of Alabama, located in Birmingham, has many resources on patient safety. They have also been the reional poison control center since 1958. It is the only medical center completely dedicated to children in the state of Alabama.