Parents & Families
DCHealthCheck.net is an online resource for providers, government agencies, and families. The website is maintained by the DC Department of Health Care Finance (DHCF) and Bright Futures. Bright Futures is a child health promotion initiative by Georgetown University. Resources for families include educational materials and Bright Futures materials such as activity books and fact sheets.
Healthychildren.org is maintained by the American Academy of Pediatrics. The website is a trusted online resource for parents on a wide range of issues. Parents and caregivers can find information pertaining to the specific stages of a child’s development, from prenatal to young adult. Also available are information on topics like nutrition, oral health, immunizations, foster care, medical conditions, and preventable diseases, among many others. The website also hosts an Ask the Pediatrician tool, a pediatrician finder, and provides immunization schedules.
A wide range of child health issues are discussed by AAP member pediatricians via audio podcast. The podcasts provide practical information and tips on topics such as winter safety, depression in teens, breastfeeding, autism, shyness, and cyber bullying, among many others. The podcasts are all available on the Healthy Children page at radiomd.com. New podcasts are posted live on Wednesdays at 1pm ET.
Use this tool to find board-certified pediatricians in your area who are Fellows of the American Academy of Pediatrics.
Terms & Conditions
The HealthyChildren.org Find a Pediatrician tool is owned by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP). Data, listings or other constituent elements of the Find a Pediatrician tool may not be downloaded, republished, resold or duplicated, in whole or in part, for commercial or any other purposes or for purposes of compiling mailing lists or any other lists of physicians. The use of the Find a Pediatrician tool to establish independent data files or compendiums of statistical information is prohibited.
The information contained in the AAP Find a Pediatrician tool is for reference use only. The information contained in the Find a Pediatrician tool is the property of the American Academy of Pediatrics. The user agrees that he/she, any agents, or others are expressly excluded from using the AAP Find a Pediatrician tool for the purpose of making sales contact with any physician for promotional purposes or random sampling. The user assumes full responsibility for protecting the American Academy of Pediatrics against any unauthorized use and shall be liable to the American Academy of Pediatrics for any damages suffered by the American Academy of Pediatrics as a result of any unauthorized use by the user, agents or others, or any independent contractor.
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Although The American Academy of Pediatrics undertakes reasonable efforts to keep the information contained in the AAP Find a Pediatrician tool accurate, the AAP does not warrant the accuracy, completeness, timeliness or merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose of the information contained in the AAP Find a Pediatrician tool, nor in any way endorse the individuals described in it. In no event shall the AAP be liable to you or anyone else for any decision made or action taken by you in reliance on such information. Any damages for any reason shall be limited to the amount paid to access the AAP Find a Pediatrician tool. The above warranties are the only warranties of any kind either expressed or implied including warranties of merchantability or fitness for any particular purpose.
DC Park Finder is an online search tool that enables users to quickly find a nearby park using only a zip code. The Park Finder’s search results deliver the names and addresses of all DC parks located within a radius of up to 5 miles.