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The CHAMACOS study is a longitudinal birth cohort study examining chemicals and other factors in the environment and children's health. 

In 1999-2000, CHAMACOS enrolled 601 pregnant women living in the agircultural Salinas Valley.  They are following their children through age 12 to measure their exposures to pesticides and other chemicals and to determine if this exposure impacts their growth, health, and development. 

California Poison Control System developed an online game that focuses on poison prevention through the use of "look-a-like" pills and candy. There are other resources on the site. The game is available as an app on itunes and in the android marketplace. Search for 'Choose your Poison.'

New research out of Cornell University's College of Human Ecology found that low-income children of immigrants have much poorer health than low-income children of citizens, as reported in a special section of the journal Child Development.

Use the link below to access MCN's Rapid Assessment Tool to help adolescent farmworkers identify agricultural tasks they perform in agriculture and facilitate clinician understanding about the health risks associated with it.  Youth worker images are adapted and reproduced with permission from the National Children Center for Rural and Agricultural Health and Safety. Images copyrighted through Marshfield Clinic, Marshfield, Wisconsin.

If computers and internet access are unavailable where patient care is provided, the worker assessment sheet and clinician information grid are available in PDF.

These guidelines are aimed at integrating environmental management of asthma into pediatric health care. Offers clinical competencies in environmental health relevant to pediatric asthma and outlines the environmental interventions to communicate to patients.

An interactive lead case study by Susan Buchanan, MD, Linda Forst, MD, MPH, and Anne Evens, MS.

The Toolkit is a combination of easy-to-use reference guides for health providers and user friendly health education materials on preventing exposures to toxic chemicals and other substances that affect infant and child health.

Just as adults spend most of their days at work, children spend many of their waking hours at school. So it’s not surprising that, along with their homes and communities, schools are where kids learn good habits, like being physically active every day, or potentially bad habits, like not making healthy decisions at lunch. Therefore, as we seek to help nurture the healthiest nation in one generation, schools are a central part of the strategy.

Lice Solutions Resource Network, Inc. is the only nonprofit treatment center in the US. Working closely with several universities, research groups and pharmaceuticals they are helping to update communities across the US with newer and more accurate head lice information.

Offers youth and those who care about them, confidential, non-judgmental and non-threatening access to the services they need with absolutely no strings attached.SCV Youth Project, Inc.20880 Centre Pointe Pkwy.Santa Clarita, CA 91350800-920-9688
Wigs for Kids is a non-profit organization providing hair replacement solutions for children affected by hair loss due to chemotherapy, alopecia, burns and other medical conditions. Donation of hair is accepted.

The mission of The National Children's Cancer Society is to improve the quality of life for children with cancer by promoting children's health through financial and in-kind assistance, advocacy, support services, and education.

CLF provides financial support to eligible families to help cover everything from rent, mortgage payments, food and utility bills, transportation to treatment, and other critical expenses.
Founded by Paul Newman, the camp is a residential summer camp with year-round programs located in northeastern Connecticut where children with cancer and other life-threatening illnesses do not have to sit on the sidelines.
Komfy Kids are therapeutic dolls that have been designed to assist in the psychological well-being of children with hair loss due to cancer, alopecia, or otherwise.
Wishes of critically ill children are granted through this program. Child must be between the ages of 2½ -18 years.
Starlight Children's Foundation focuses on improving the quality of life for seriously-ill children and their families. In-hospital and out-patient programs and serivces are available.
Sunshine Foundation gives groups of seriously ill, physically challenged and abused children up to age 18, a special day in their favorite place. The Foundation's Dreamlifts is also part of the Cops for Kids program to let the special kids interact with real-life heroes.
The Foundation's single goal is to bring joy to children with life threatening illnesses by providing them with their fondest wish in life.

The mission of Beyond the Cure is to help childhood cancer survivors integrate the cancer experience into their new life as survivors and successfully handle the challenges that are ahead of them and to celebrate survivorship. Beyond the Cure is a program of The National Children's Cancer Society

Provides emotional, educational, and practical support to children with cancer and their families in the Houston, TX area

The Clayton Dabney Foundation grants wishes to children in the last stages of terminal cancer. Please visit the website for details.

Order refills, health information for insurance plans.

Children's Hospital lists active hematology/oncology clinical trials for children.

St. Jude specializes in caring for children with cancer and other catastrophic illnesses.
National Foundation for Infectious Diseases. (2002). A Report on Reaching Underserved Ethnic and Minority Populations to Improve Pediatric Immunization Rates.

Children's Environmental Health Network Listserv - provides a forum for discussion on children's environmental health. Subscribe by sending a blank message to

EPA Office of Children's Health Protection provides a good list of children's health resources on the web.

Farm Safety 4 Just Kids (FS4JK) promotes a safe farm environment to prevent health hazards, injuries, and fatalities to children and youth.