Women's Health
Child and Adolescent Health

Health A to Z


Health Statistics

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This section of the Women's Health web site has detailed information on medical, dental, and safety for kids and teens. Information is also included about children with special healthcare needs, mental health and a whole lot more!

Ages Birth to 3

Ages 11-14

Ages 4-5

Ages 15-17

Ages 6-10


General Health Topics
Best Bones Forever
Eating Disorders
Iowa Immunization Law
Oral Health

VERB - encouraging tweens to be physically active

Child Care
Healthy Child Care Iowa
Iowa Child Care and Early Education Network
Child Care Publications - ISU Extension

Bullying Treatment and Prevention
Student Suicide & Depression Awareness Guide
Violence Awareness and Prevention

Additional Resources

Sexual Health
Teen Sexual Health

Injury Prevention/Safe Kids
Consumer Product Safey Commission
Lead Poisoning Prevention
Iowa Poison Control

Substance Abuse
Substance Abuse Guide for Parents
Iowa Substance Abuse Information Center
Addiction Guide
Iowa Department of Public Health, Office of Substance Abuse Prevention

The Recovery Village

State Programs/Organizations
Iowa Department of Education, Iowa Early Childhood Network
Iowa Department of Public Health, Bureau of Nutrition and Health Promotion
Iowa Department of Public Health, Bureau of Family Health
National Institute of Child Health and Human Development
Early Childhood Iowa

Phone Resources/Important Numbers to Know
Iowa Healthy Families Line - 1-800-369-2229
Teen Line – 1-800-443-8336 (Teen)
Iowa Child Abuse Hotline – 1-800-362-2178
Iowa Substance Abuse Information Center – 1-866-242-4111
Iowa Poison Control – 1-800-222-1222

Mental Health
Antidepressant Medication and Children
Child and Adolescent Mental Health publications
12 Questions Every Parent Should Ask
Helping Children Grow Up Healthy - Mind and Body
Children's Mental Health Facts
Addiction Treatment Resources
Avoiding Stress and Anxiety in College and Beyond

Mental Health and Addiction Resources

Student Suicide and Depression Awareness Guide

Family Violence Center
Prevent Child Abuse Iowa
Teen Dating Violence

Health Care Coverage
hawk-i (Healthy and Well Kids in Iowa)
Child Health Centers

Feeding Your Newborn
Child and Adolescent Nutrition
Food Pyramid Resources
Pick a better snack
WIC (Special Supplementation Nutrition
Program for Women, Infants and Children)

Student Nutrition/Fitness Guide

Helpful Links/Resources
American Academy of Pediatrics
4 Girls Health
Kids Health
Early Childhood Parents Site
Dealing with College Stress

Physical Activity
We Can!
How Much Physical Activity Do Children Need?
Bam! Body and Mind
Iowa Trails and Parks

Privacy Notice
Disclaimer of Liability & Endorsement

Contact person: Terry Meek
Technical contact: Tammy Jacobs

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Funding for this project was provided by U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration.