Since 1992, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has designated October as Child Health Month to increase public awareness of the value of preventive health care for children. This year, Child Health Day is October 4. To promote the health of the approximately 78 million children and teenagers in the United States, CDC recommends the following for children and parents.
Additional information about Child Health Month is available from AAP, telephone (847) 981-7871, or on the World-Wide Web at http://www.aap.org; http://salud.unm.edu/asthma/chm/Childmo.htm; http://www.census.gov/population/www/estimates/uspop.html; and http://www.hrsa.dhhs.gov/childhealth/outreach.htm .*
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