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National Institute of Health
 In English                  En Espanol

Bethesda, Maryland 20892

Comprised of 25 separate Institutes and Centers, the NIH is one of eight health agencies that is part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

National Cancer Institute (NCI)
National Eye Institute (NEI)
National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI)
National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI)
National Institute on Aging (NIA)
National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA)
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID)
National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal & Skin Diseases (NIAMS)
National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD)
National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD)
TTY 800-241-1055

National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR)
National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive & Kidney Diseases (NIDDK)
National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)
National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS)
National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS)
National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)
National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS)
National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR)
National Library of Medicine (NLM)
Warren Grant Magnuson Clinical Center (CC)
Center for Information Technology (CIT)
National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM)
National Center for Research Resources (NCRR)
John E. Fogarty International Center (FIC)
Center for Scientific Review (CSR)

Resources Listed in Alphabetical Order Below



American Academy of Pediatrics 
National Headquarters:
141 Northwest Point Boulevard
Elk Grove Village, IL 60007-1098
(847) 434-4000
(800) 433-9016
Fax  847-434-8000

The American Academy of Pediatrics' website contains general information for parents of children from birth through age 21.  The Academy is unable to respond to requests from parents regarding the personal medical concerns of their children.   Your pediatrician is the best source for child and adolescent health information.
American Academy of Dermatology
930 N. Meacham Road
PO Box 4014
Schaumburg, IL 60168-4014
(847) 330-0230  phone
(847) 330-0050  fax

  Washington Office:
American Academy of Dermatology
1350 I St. NW, Suite 880
Washington, DC 20005-4355
(202) 842-3555  phone
(202) 842-4355  fax
American Lung Association
Autism Society of America
7910 Woodmont Avenue, Suite 300
Bethesda, MD 20814
Fax-on-Demand System   800-FAX-0899
(847) 434-4000
(800) 433-9016
Fax  847-434-8000

The leading source of information and referral on autism and the collective voice representing the autism community.  ASA is dedicated to increasing public awareness about autism and the day-to-day issues faced by individuals with autism, their families, and the professionals whith whom they interact. 
Healthy Child Care America
(800) 433-9016  ext. 7132
Phone or contact the American Academy of Pediatrics  to subscribe to this informative newsletter
American Association of 

3201 New Mexico Avenue, Suite 310
Washington, DC 20016

Phone            (202) 362-7217



AAPCC is a nationwide organization poison centers and interested individuals.  Our objectives are to provide a forum for poison centers and interested individuals to promote the reduction of morbidity and mortality from poisonings through public and professional education and scientific research, and to set voluntary standards for poison center operations.  Activities include certification of regional poison centers and poison center personnel; interaction with private and government agencies whose activities influence poisoning and poison centers; development of public and professional education programs and materials; and collection and analysis of national poisoning data.
1660 Duke Street
Alexandria, VA 22314
(800) ADA-DISC 

The mission of the American Diabetes Association (ADA) is to prevent and cure diabetes and to improve the lives of all people affected by diabetes.
American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Inc. 
10801 Rockville Pike
Rockville, MD 20852
Toll free, voice or TTY

The American Speech-Language Hearing Association (ASHA) is the professional, scientific, and credentialing association for more than 99,000 audiologists, speech-language pathologists, and speech, language, and hearing scientists.  ASHA's mission is to ensure that all people with speech, language, and hearing disorders have access to quality services to help them communicate more effectively.
5021-B Backlick Road
Annandale, VA 22003
Hearing Hotline 
(800) EAR-WELL 

The Better Hearing Institute is a non-profit, tax-exempt educational organization with Internal Revenue Service designation 501(c)(3).  Founded in 1973, it is supported entirely by tax deductible philanthropic funds.  The Institute informs persons with impaired hearing, their friends and relative, and the general public about hearing loss and available help through medicine, surgery, amplification and other rehabilitation.
California Child Care Health Program
UCSF  School of Nursing
1333 Broadway, Suite 1010
Oakland, CA 94612

Phone   (510) 588-1340
Fax        (510) 839-0339

Toll Free Healthline

CHP has developed resources on health and safety for use by child care providers and instructors.  Their many educational resources can be viewed online.  You can contact the publications office to subscribe to their bimonthly newsletter, Child Care Health Connections Newsletter
phone:  510-281-7938

California Department of Health Services

CA SIDS Program
California Sudden Infant Death 
Syndrome Program
5330 Primrose Dr. Suite 231
Fair Oaks, CA 95628
 800-369-SIDS  within California
916-536-0167  Fax
Center for the Study of Autism 
P.O. Box 4538
Salem, OR 97302 Center for the Study of Autism (CSA) is located in the Salem/Portland, Oregon area. The Center provides information about autism to parents and professionals, and conducts research on the efficacy of various therapeutic interventions. Much of our research is in collaboration with the Autism Research Institute in San Diego, California.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention  -  Infectious Diseases
1600 Clifton Road
Atlanta, GA 30333
Voice Info Service
(888) 232-3228

Fax Info Service
(888) 232-3299

Public Health Emergency Preparedness & Response

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, created by the Federal Government, responds to the growing demand by providing information on demand for an array of health related topics 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.  The primary purpose is to deliver public health information readily to the customer anywhere, anytime. 
Child Care Lead Poisoning 
Prevention Project
1212 Broadway, Suite 904
Oakland, CA 94612
toll free/California only
510-839-0339  fax
P.O. Box 769
Algodones, NM 87001
Phone   (888) 835-5669
               (505) 867-2368
Fax         (505) 867-6517
Family Voices is families from throughout the United States who have children with special health needs.  We are also caregivers, professionals, and friends whose lives have been touched by these children and their families.  We are a diverse group, representing a wide variety of children, health conditions, families, and communities.  Our concern for children brought us together.
Master Health Care


Healthtouch Online.(n.) 1. A resource that brings together valuable information from trusted sources on topics such as medications, health, diseases, supplements and natural medicine.
Healthy Families(800) 880-5305

The Healthy Families Program is low cost insurance that provides health, dental and vision coverage to children who do not have insurance today and do not qualify for no-cost Medi-Cal. 

Kids Health
Managed Risk Medical 
Insurance Board MRMIB was created in 1990 with a broad mandate to advise the Governor and the Legislature on strategies for reducing the number of uninsured persons in the state.  It is dedicated to improving the health of Californians by increasing access to affordable, comprehensive, quality health care coverage.
1275 Mamaroneck Avenue
White Plains, NY 10605
Phone  (888) MODIMES 
              (888) 663-4637

Four major problems threaten the health of America's babies: birth defects, infant mortality, low birth weight, and lack of prenatal care.  The March of Dimes has adopted goals for the year 2000 to bring us closer to the day when all babies will be born healthy.
Mayo Clinic Clinic has info about childhood obesity, parenting advice, etc.
NAWHO      National Asian 
Womens Health Organization
250 Montgomery Street, Suite 900
San Francisco, CA 94104 
415.989.9747   phone
415.989.9758   fax

The National Asian Women's Health Organization was founded in 1993 to serve as a catalyst for a powerful advocacy movement that would inspire individuals to become active players in the political decision-making that impacted their daily lives. 
NWHIC      National Womens 
Health Information Center
8550 Arlington Blvd., Suite 300
Fairfax, VA 22031.

hearing impaired

The NWHIC provides a gateway to the vast array of Federal and other women's health information resources. Our site on the World Wide Web can help you link to, read, and download a wide variety of women's health-related material developed by the Department of Health and Human Services, other Federal agencies, and private sector resources. 
 -  CDC
1600 Clifton Road
Atlanta, GA 30333
888-232-3228    Voice Info 

888-232-3299    Fax Info 
800-342-AIDS  AIDS Hotline

CDC's HIV mission is to prevent HIV infection and reduce the incidence of HIV related illness and death, in collaboration with community, state, national, and international partners.  CDC's programs include support for state and local prevention activities; a national public information network; education programs in the nation's schools; disease monitoring and laboratory, behavioral, and epidemiologic studies designed to identify the most effective interventions to combat HIV.
National Institute of Allergy & Infectious Diseases 
Building 31, Room 7A-50
31 Center Drive, MSC 2520
Bethesda, Maryland 20892-2520, a component of the National Institutes of Health, supports research on AIDS, tuberculosis, and other infecrious diseases as well as allergies and immunology.


National Institute of Child Health & Human Development 
National Institutes of Health
Building 31, Room 2A32
31 Center Drive, MSC 2425
Bethesda, Maryland 20892-2425 National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) is part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), U.S. Department of Health and human Services.  The NICHD conducts and supports research on the reproductive, neurobiologic, developmental, and behavioral processes that determine and maintain the health of children, adults, families, and populations.  The Public Information and communications Branch distributes publications.
National Information Center for Children and Youth with Disabilities 
P.O. Box 1492
Washington, DC 20013
(800) 695-0285
NICHCY is the national information and referral center that provides information on disabilities and disability related issues for families, educators, and other professionals.

Our special focus is children and youth - birth to age 22.

National Oral Health Information Clearinghouse 
Bethesda, MD 20892-3500
Phone            (301) 402-7364

NOHIC, a service of the National Institute of Dental Research, focuses on the oral health concerns of special care patients.  NOHIC develops and distributes information and educational materials on special care topics, maintains a bibliographic database on oral health information and materials, and provides information services with trained staff to respond to specific interests and questions.

HF-8, Room 16-65
5600 Fishers Lane
Rockville, MD 20857
Phone       888-INFO-FDA
The mission of the Office of Women's Health (OWH) of the Food and Drug Administration is to serve as a champion fro women's health both within and outside the agency.
P.O. Box 553
Altadena, CA 91003

Office address:
1124 W. Carson Street
REI, Bldg. B-1 West
Torrance, CA 90502, USA is the national, non-profit organization dedicated to child passenger safety.  Our mission is to help reduce the number of serious and fatal traffic injuries suffered by children by promoting the correct, consistent use of safety seats and safety belts.
Stuttering Foundation of America
3100 Walnut Grove Road, Suite 603
Memphis, TN 38111-0749
This 55 year old foundation hase helped thousands of families with tips on ways to help their child, a list of public libraries that stock books and videos on the subject and a resource list of certified speech-language pathologists.  Early intervention is critical, and highly successful, in preventing chronic stuttering in children.
350 Ruth Sleeper Hall - RSL 350
40 Parkman Street
Boston, MA 02114
800-832-8321    Phone
617-726-8500    Boston area
617-726-4136    Fax
The Thyroid Foundation of America is dedicated to meeting the needs of millions of Americans who suffer from an under/over-active thyroid gland.  Our services include educational brochures about important thyroid disorders, thyroid books that explain how your thyroid works in understandable terms, newsletters with articles by thyroid experts to bring you continuing education (remember, thyroid problems are life-long and treatment may change), and referrals to thyroid specialists in your area for consultation or a second opinion.
United Cerebral Palsy 
1660 L Street NW, Suite 700
Washington DC 20036
800-872-5827   Toll Free 
202-776-0406   Phone
202-973-7197   TTY
202-776-0414   Fax
The national organization and its network of state and local affiliates share a public trust and commitment to the mission:  To affect positively the quality of life for persons with cerebral palsy and also others with severe disabilities and multiple service needs and the families of both; and to prevent cerebral palsy and minimize its effects. 
Weight-Control Information Network 
1 Win Way
Bethesda, MD 20892-3665
877-946-4627    Toll Free
202-828-1025    Phone
202-828-1028    Fax

The Weight-control Information Network (WIN) is a national information service of the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK), National Institutes of Health (NIH). WIN was established in 1994 to provide health professionals and consumers with science-based information on obesity, weight control, and nutrition. WIN has also developed the Sisters Together: Move More, Eat Better program that encourages Black women, 18 to 35 years of age, who live in Boston, to achieve a healthy weight by making changes in their lifestyle. 
World Burn Foundation
409 N. Camden Drive #106
Beverly Hills, CA 90210

310-858-1717   Phone
310-858-1792    Fax


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