• Websites for Kids and Teens

    Follow this link to find a listing of CDC and other federal goverment websites that teach kids and teens about various health and safety topics. ...

  • Do you know about the Data Resource Center for Child and Adolescent Health (DRC)?

    The purpose of The Data Resource Center for Child and Adolescent Health (DRC) is to advance the use of public data on the health and health-related services for children, youth and families in the United States. The DRC does this by providing hands-on access to national, state, and regional data findings...

  • Take the Next Step after an ADHD Diagnosis

    Children with ADHD have trouble paying attention, may act without thinking about the consequences, and in some cases, can be overly active. Remember, while ADHD can't be cured, it can be successfully managed. In this feature article, learn about Behavior Therapy, Parent Training, Medication, ADHD...

  • Medical Costs of Children with Sickle Cell Disease

    Medical costs of children with SCD were $9,369 and $13,469 higher than those of children without SCD enrolled in Medicaid and private insurance, respectively. Total pediatric medical costs from SCD in the United States were estimated to be at least $335 million per year. ...

  • Have you heard the Happy Handwashing Song?

    This song (sung to the tune of Happy Birthday) encourages kids to wash their hands with soap and water to keep germs away. The song is sung twice through, the recommended length of time to wash hands. Listen and sing along! ...

  • Promoting Youth Physical Activity

    Youth gain physical and mental health benefits when they participate in regular physical activity. Learn how schools, families, and communities can help youth be physically active and stay active throughout their lives. ...

  • Infants Screened for Hearing Loss

    Each year in the U.S., more than 12,000 babies are born with a hearing loss. Undetected hearing loss can affect a child’s ability to develop communication, language, and social skills. To help identify babies with hearing loss, all states and U.S. territories have established Early Hearing Detection...

  • Check out the Health-e-Cards for Children and Teens

    CDC has a lot of free Health-e-Cards (or "electronic greeting cards")! Simply select a CDC Health-e-Card, type in an email address and name, and send a colorful greeting that encourages healthy and safe living. ...

  • 2009 Results of YRBSS now available!

    The Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System (YRBSS) monitors priority health-risk behaviors and the prevalence of obesity and asthma among youth and young adults. The YRBSS includes a national school-based survey conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and state, territorial,...

  • More Than 4 in 10 Teens Have Had Sex, New Report Shows

    Teenagers in the United States: Sexual Activity, Contraceptive Use, and Childbearing, National Survey of Family Growth 2006-2008 presents national estimates of sexual activity, contraceptive use, and births among males and females 15-19 years of age in the United States in 2006-2008 from the National...

  • Keep Kids Safe during Home Safety Month

    During Home Safety Month, and all year long, take some simple hands-on steps to make your home safer. You can protect the ones you love by preventing child injuries at home. ...

  • Prevalence of Obesity Among Children and Adolescents: United States, Trends 1963-1965 Through 2007-2

    Data from the 2007-2008 National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES), indicates that an estimated 16.9% of children and adolescents aged 2-19 years are obese. Between 1976-1980 and 1999-2000, the prevalence of obesity increased. Between 1999-2000 and 2007-2008, there was no significant...

  • Learn how to Protect Infants and Young Children from Pertussis (Whooping Cough)

    Pertussis (Whooping Cough) is one of the most common vaccine-preventable diseases in this country, with over 13,000 reported cases and 18 deaths occurring in 2008. It is very serious for babies, causing them to cough so much that they cannot breathe. Many infants who get pertussis catch it from family...

  • Hepatitis A Vaccination Coverage Among U.S. Children Aged 12-23 Months

    To assess Hepatitis A vacinnation coverage among children 12-23 months from 2006 through 2009, CDC used data from eight Immunication Information System (IIS) sentinel sites. ...

  • Estimates Childhood Arthritis

    National and State Estimates of Childhood Arthritis and Other Rheumatic Conditions from CDC ...

  • Cigarette Use Among High School Students, United States, 1991-2009

    Every 2 years, CDC analyzes data from the national Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS) to evaluate trends in cigarette use among high school students in the United States. This report updates a previous report and describes results of CDC's 2010 analysis of YRBS data from 1991-2009 for three measures:...

  • Television and Video Viewing Time Among Children Aged 2 Years, Oregon, 2006-2007

    Data presented in this MMWR indicates that, on a typical day, 19.6% of children aged 2 years spent ¡Ý2 hours watching television or videos. ...

  • Latest Federal Statistics in Child Well-being

    This feature discusses a recent report produced by the Federal Interagency Forum on Child and Family Statistics, a working group of 22 Federal agencies, that collects, analyzes, and reports data on issues related to children and families. ...

  • Cancer Prevention Starts in Childhood

    Reduce your children's risk of getting many types of cancer later in life. Start by helping them adopt a healthy lifestyle with good eating habits and plenty of exercise to keep a healthy weight. Then follow the tips in this article to help prevent specific types of cancer. ...

  • Mortality Among Teenagers Aged 12-19 Years: United States, 1999-2006

    Teenage mortality is an important public health issue because the majority of deaths among teenagers are caused by external causes of injury such as accidents, homicide, and suicide. These causes of death are, by definition, preventable. ...