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.
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.