National Child Health Day October 2
We are going to share today is what national day. At National Child Health Day – the first Monday in October – we celebrate with the obligation to make children safe. Choice of life and have the resources to lead a happy and productive life.
Approximately 74 million children under 18 years of age are living in the U.S. Everbody support to improve their physical and mental health, and overall well-being of these children—the youngest of our citizens.
Every child deserves a real opportunity to fully develop individually, socially, and emotionally. We must offer every child and every family a fair shot at reaching their maximum potential .
Our Programs Support Positive Health outcomes keeping our children healthy takes more than promoting good lifestyles today. That’s why we provide a broad range of programs that address the specific needs of children and their families.
Celebrating Healthy Start’s 25th Anniversary
This year we celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Healthy Start program. Started as a presidential initiative in 1991, the first demonstration project included only 15 communities. It now exists as 100 Healthy Start projects in 37 states and Washington, DC.
Who Does Healthy Start Serve?
The Healthy Start program reaches out to pregnant women and new parents in areas of the country with the highest infant mortality rate. It provides them with information and support to ensure a healthy pregnancy, and connects them with the health care and other resources they need to nurture our youngest citizens.
How Can You Support Child Health Day?
You can help us raise awareness about the importance of children’s health and the great work you currently do within the MCH community.