Helping Children Lead Healthy Lives
Child Health Day is a national observance intended to highlight the importance of children’s health in the United States. For 2011, Child Health Day was observed on October 3 with the them, Helping Children Lead Healthy Lives, reminding us that nothing is more important than the health of our children.
For Family-to-Family Health Information Centers (F2F HICs), Child Health Day has particular significance. F2F HICs provide information, training, technical assistance, and peer support to families of children with special health care needs, representing over 8.8 million families or 1 in 5 households in the U.S. As families are their children’s primary care givers, F2F HICs play an important role in helping familes find health care financing, coordinate care, navigate community-based services, comunicate with their child’s providers, and find suport from a parent of a child with similar issues. Learn more about F2F HICs in this short video below or connect with the F2F HIC in your state.