Our research suggests that children are 10 times more active outdoors than indoors in childcare. So getting kids (and adults) outside, regardless of the weather, supports their movement endeavours.
Outdoor play among young children has been associated with improved self-confidence, self-awareness and decision-making.
In a new set of guidelines, the World Health Organization said that infants under 1 year old should not be exposed to electronic screens and that children between the ages of 2 and 4 should not have more than one hour of “sedentary screen time” each day.
Limiting, and in some cases eliminating, screen time for children under the age of 5 will result in healthier adults...
As the leading United Nations agency for child protection, UNICEF works with partners and governments all over the world to provide critical support for millions of girls and boys affected by humanitarian crises.
A survey of all 50 states shows that most fall behind when enforcing standards of care. Can regulation help?
But their chance of survival still depends on where they are born.
The Alliance was founded by the American Heart Association and the Clinton Foundation as a response to the growing rate of childhood obesity. And just like our founders, our goal as an organization has always been to create systemic change, change that is not isolated to one home, or community, to one school, industry, or state. We want to create healthy changes that build upon one another and create a system, a nation, that makes the healthy choice the easy choice.
Believe In Tomorrow provides exceptional hospital and retreat housing services to critically ill children and their families. We believe in keeping families together during a child's medical crisis, and that the gentle cadence of normal family life has a powerful influence on the healing process.
Child Health Foundation was established in 1985 as a non-profit, public charity [501(c)3] to prevent and treat life-threatening communicable diseases of infants and children in the United States and abroad.
The Child Health Task Force is a network of global and country-based organizations and individuals working to design and implement child health programs that take a life-course approach.
Children's Miracle Network is the alliance of premier children's hospitals. Every year, Children's Miracle Network hospitals treat 17 million children for every disease and injury imaginable.
We are committed to bringing joy and happiness to seriously ill children throughout the world and this dedication has created special experiences for children around the globe. To date, Children's Wish Foundation International has touched the lives of children in 53 countries, providing a lifetime of memories for them and their family.
Childrens Health Fund
Children's Health Fund, founded in 1987 by pediatrician/child advocate Irwin Redlener, MD, and singer/songwriter Paul Simon, is committed to providing comprehensive health care to the nation's most medically underserved children through the development and support of innovative primary care medical programs and the promotion of guaranteed access to appropriate health care for all children.
Combined efforts of the National Childhood Cancer Foundation and the Children's Oncology Group.
Exceptional Children's Foundation is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to serving children and adults with developmental and other disabilities to enable them to reach their greatest potential.
First Candle exists to promote infant health and survival during the prenatal period through two years of age. We do this through programs of advocacy, education and research. SIDS, stillbirth and other infant death bereavement services are a critical component of our mission.
First Hand Foundation is a nonprofit organization that helps children with health-related needs when insurance and other financial resources have been exhausted.
Keep a Child Alive believes that every person has the right to health care and that all children deserve a future. We support innovative, community-led responses that increase access to life-saving HIV treatment and care, nutritious food, and loving support for children and families living with and affected by HIV in Kenya, Rwanda, South Africa, Uganda, and India.
Since 1980, the Make-A-Wish Foundation has given hope, strength and joy to children with life-threatening medical conditions.
Since 1985, we have continued to fulfill our mission to help families overcome financial obstacles and access the proper medical care and 2nd opinions for their seriously ill children.
The Nelson Mandela Children's Funds target beneficiaries are children and youth from birth to 22 years of age who come from impoverished backgrounds. To maximise the positive impact of our resources, the Fund works closely with fellow development organisations, government, the private sector and other interested parties.
No child should grow up hungry in America, but one in five children struggles with hunger. Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry campaign is ending childhood hunger in America by ensuring all children get the healthy food they need, every day.
Rainbow Trust Children's Charity provides practical and emotional support to families who have a child with a life threatening or terminal illness. We support 1,000 families each year.
Right To Play's mission is to use sport and play to educate and empower children and youth to overcome the effects of poverty, conflict and disease in disadvantaged communities.
The mission of Ronald McDonald House Charities, Inc. (RMHC'') is to create, find and support programs that directly improve the health and well being of children.
Save the Children is the leading independent organization creating lasting change in the lives of children in need in the United States and around the world. Recognized for our commitment to accountability, innovation and collaboration, our work takes us into the heart of communities, where we help children and families help themselves.
[email protected] educates, connects and empowers Americans to champion vaccines as one of the most cost-effective ways to save the lives of children in developing countries. A national call to action for a global cause, the campaign rallies the American public, members of Congress, and civil society partners around the fact that together, we can save a child’s life every 20 seconds by expanding access to vaccines. By encouraging Americans to learn about, advocate for, and donate to vaccines, [email protected] aims to decrease vaccine-preventable childhood deaths and give every child a shot at a healthy life.
Shriners Hospitals are at the forefront of medical treatment and research in orthopaedic, burn and spinal cord injury care. More than 800,000 young people are today able to lead better, fuller lives, thanks to the hospital and medical services we have provided.
The mission of St. Jude Children's Research Hospital is to advance cures, and means of prevention, for pediatric catastrophic diseases through research and treatment. Consistent with the vision of our Founder Danny Thomas, no child is denied treatment based on race, religion or a family's ability to pay.
We help seriously ill children and their families cope with their pain, fear and isolation through entertainment, education and family activities.
The Sunshine Foundation's sole purpose is to answer the dreams of seriously ill, physically challenged and abused children aged three to eighteen, whose families cannot fulfill their requests due to financial strain that the child's illness may cause.
The David Foster Foundation is dedicated to two chief goals; to provide financial assistance for non-medical expenses, which are not otherwise covered by governmental agencies, to families in Canada with children who are in need of major organ transplants, and to raise public awareness regarding organ donation.
Major Aspects of Growth In Children (MAGIC) is made up of more than 25,000 families whose children (and affected adults) have growth hormone deficiency or other medical conditions which affect their growth.
UNICEF is the driving force that helps build a world where the rights of every child are realized. We have the global authority to influence decision-makers, and the variety of partners at grassroots level to turn the most innovative ideas into reality
The Wishing Star Foundation, Inc. is the oldest, wish-granting organization in Eastern and Central Washington and Idaho. Wishing Star grants wishes to children with life-threatening illnesses between the ages of 3 and 21. A child does not need to be terminal to qualify for a wish.
AIDS Alliance for
Children, Youth & Families
advances the partnership between consumers and providers '' we are the voice of women, children, youth and families living with and affected by HIV and AIDS.
Today, ACCO is one of the largest grassroots, national organizations dedicated to improving the lives of children and adolescents with cancer and their families.
The Attention Deficit Disorder Association is the world's leading adult ADHD organization. Our mission is to provide information, resources and networking opportunities to help adults with Attention Deficit/ Hyperactivity Disorder lead better lives.
Our vision is that of a dyslexia friendly society that enables dyslexic people to reach their potential.
The Childhood Leukemia Foundation is a national non-profit organization that offers a wide range of services at no charge to children living with cancer and their families. Our goal is to make sure children battling cancer know they are not alone.
This website is dedicated to educating Canadian children, their families and care givers, educators, business and government about the problem of childhood obesity. We hope that everyone can take steps to stop the current epidemic of childhood obesity in Canada.
Children and Adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder is the nation's leading non-profit organization serving individuals with AD/HD and their families.
Children’s Cancer Cause is the leading national advocacy organization working to achieve access to less toxic and more effective pediatric cancer therapies; to expand resources for research and specialized care; and to address the unique needs and challenges of childhood cancer survivors and their families.
The fund's primary goal is to establish and foster research in childhood cancer as well as enrich the quality of life for children with cancer by improving clinical and support services.
The Children's Environmental Health Network is a national multi-disciplinary organization whose mission is to protect the fetus and the child from environmental health hazards and promote a healthy environment.
Supporting the needs of the children and their families and provide funding to the medical community for new and advanced research studies.
The Children's Tumor Foundation is a non-profit 501(c)(3) medical foundation, dedicated to improving the health and well being of individuals and families affected by the neurofibromatoses. The mission of The Children's Tumor Foundation, is to encourage and support research and the development of treatments and cures for neurofibromatosis types 1 and 2, schwannomatosis and related disorders.
Children’s Heart Foundation is committed to making a difference in the lives of heart families through emotional, educational and financial support to inspire a higher quality of life for all.
CLIC Sargent is the UK’s leading cancer charity for children and young people, and their families. We provide clinical, practical, financial and emotional support to help them cope with cancer and get the most out of life. We are there from diagnosis onwards and aim to help the whole family deal with the impact of cancer
At Convoy of Hope our goals are to provide help and hope to people in need in the United States and around world through our children's feeding initiatives, community outreaches, disaster response and partner resourcing.
The mission of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, a nonprofit donor-supported organization, is to assure the development of the means to cure and control cystic fibrosis and to improve the quality of life for those with the disease.
Diabetes Hope Foundation is a grassroots non-profit organization whose mission is to enhance the lives of children and adolescents living with diabetes. Diabetes Hope Foundation enables young children and adolescence to aspire to their full potential through education, self-management and future independence.
The mission of the Diabetic Youth Foundation is to improve the quality of life for children, teens and families affected by diabetes. The Foundation provides education and recreation within a supportive community, encouraging personal growth, knowledge and independence.
We are specialists in assessment and tuition for children and adults.We are the UK's largest supplier of teacher training courses to specialise in dyslexia. Our services are available from 26 centres around the country.
Provides exceptional services to ensure that people living with autism and other disabilities have equal opportunities to live, learn, work and play.
The Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation seeks to prevent pediatric HIV infection and to eradicate pediatric AIDS through research, advocacy, and prevention and treatment programs.
For 37 years, FACES: The National Craniofacial Association has been dedicated to assisting children and adults who have craniofacial disorders resulting from disease, accident, or birth.
Families of Children with Cancer Organization is run by volunteers who are devoted to education, support, and advocacy for families living with the effects of childhood cancer.
Feeding America is the nation's leading domestic hunger-relief charity. Our mission is to feed America's hungry through a nationwide network of member food banks and engage our country in the fight to end hunger. Each year, the Feeding America network provides food to more than 25 million low-income people facing hunger in the United States, including more than 9 million children and nearly 3 million seniors.
More than half a million children are born every year in California. In each life is an unlimited amount of potential to grow-up healthy, to do well in school and to succeed.
Healing Little Hearts is a UK based registered children’s charity that provides FREE heart surgery (open heart surgery and interventional cardiac catheterisation) in the developing parts of the world.
The mission of the International Children's Heart Foundation (ICHF) is to bring the skills, technology and knowledge to cure and care for children with congenital heart disease to developing countries.
A foundation dedicated to the care, comfort and cure of children with brain and spinal cord tumors.
Our mission is to improve the health of babies by preventing birth defects, premature birth, and infant mortality. We carry out this mission through research, community services, education and advocacy to save babies' lives.
The Maternal & Child Survival Program was a multi-partner, flagship program in support of USAID’s priority goal of preventing child and maternal deaths. Our work was evidence-based and results oriented. We focussed on increasing coverage and utilization of high-quality reproductive, maternal, newborn and child health interventions at the household, community and health facility levels.
The Michael Cuccione Foundation is honored to provide funds to community groups, hospitals, and non-profit organizations across North America who share our dream in creating a world where all children are allowed to be children.
We are a volunteer based organization committed to providing crisis support and long term aid to families after the death of a child from any cause. MISS also participates in legislative and advocacy issues, community engagement and volunteerism, and culturally competent, multidisciplinary, education opportunities.
The Muscular Dystrophy Association is a voluntary health agency -- a dedicated partnership between scientists and concerned citizens aimed at conquering neuromuscular diseases that affect more than a million Americans.
You don't have to face muscular dystrophy alone. Each year, hundreds of people with a neuromuscular disease, and their loved ones, turn to the MDFF for support. We offer comprehensive support programs to ensure clients' medical and emotional needs are taken care of.
Muscular Dystrophy UK (previously known as the Muscular Dystrophy Campaign) is the charity bringing individuals, families and professionals together to fight muscle-wasting conditions.
To raise the standard of care and improve access to services for traumatized children, their families and communities throughout the United States.
National Childhood Obesity Foundation was created for the general purpose of proactively developing, uniting, integrating, targeting, and communicating a positive ecologically and scientifically based health care empowerment nutrition and physical activity education intervention program message to those directly and indirectly affected by the national obesity epidemic.
The National Hemophilia Foundation is dedicated to finding better treatments and cures for bleeding and clotting disorders and to preventing the complications of these disorders through education, advocacy and research.
NICHQ (the National Initiative for Children’s Healthcare Quality) is an independent, nonprofit organization working for more than a decade to make children’s health and healthcare better through quality improvement.
The NSA is the largest self-help support organization in the United States for people who stutter. Our mission is to bring "hope, dignity, support, education, and empowerment to children and adults who stutter, their families, and the professionals who serve them."
Welcome House has always operated based on the belief that the needs of children transcend borders. Throughout our history we have found families for children all over the world.
Rock Against Cancer works diligently to create greater public awareness of childhood cancers. Rock Against Cancer uses highly successful programs, such as "Stars Night Out" and "Gifts from the Heart" to bring the healing power of music to children and teens battling cancer.
Our Goal is to Promote Finding a Universal Cure for Sickle Cell Disease while Improving the Quality of Life for Individuals and Families where Sickle Cell Related Conditions Exists.
When you support the Spina Bifida Association, you know that your investment is working for the future of the 70,000 men, women, and children in the United States who live with Spina Bifida. Your support will help SBA continue to serve, strengthen, and enrich the lives of those with Spina Bifida and those who love them through research, prevention, education, and advocacy.
The Sunshine Kids is a non-profit organization dedicated to children with cancer.
Our mission is to raise funds for scientific research and heighten public awareness of this most devastating disease and to improve prognosis and quality of life for those that are affected.
To date, The Children's Heart Foundation has funded 30 research projects with $2.5 million. Each year, we fund the most promising congenital heart defect research under the direction of our Medical Advisory Board
Ewing's Sarcoma & Pediatric Cancer Support Group...In Honor of Alon Sugarman, 16 Years Old, Alive and Well
Working together to promote awareness and support of parents caring for their special-needs children, and to enhance the quality of life for these special families.
The Tomorrows Children's Fund was founded by a group of dedicated parents to help their children and others like them with cancer and serious blood disorders.
Our mission is to identify the cause of, find the cure for and control the effects of Tourette Syndrome. We offer resources and referrals to help people and their families cope with the problems that occur with TS. We raise public awareness and counter media stereotypes about TS
The project is designed to raise public awareness about the serious challenges that remain for people with disabilities and develop strategies, initiatives, programs, and public policy to address them.
Vaccinate Your Family: The Next Generation of Every Child By Two is a national nonprofit organization founded in 1991 by Former First Lady Rosalynn Carter and Former First Lady of Arkansas Betty Bumpers. Our mission is to protect people of all ages from vaccine-preventable diseases.
Wigs for Kids provides children with complimentary, custom-made hairpieces to help them look themselves, so they can enter back into the world without the ridicule and embarassment associated with hair loss.
We are a non-profit, law enforcement effort designed to grant the wishes of children afflicted with high risk and life threatening illnesses. Our services are available to children throughout the state of California, ages 3 through 18 years. Wish Upon A Star has granted over 1800 wishes in our 25 years of service.
To stimulate, promote, and enable the development of solutions to prevent and address sexual abuse, exploitation, and violence against children.
Early Childhood Australia is the peak early childhood advocacy organisation, acting in the interests of young children, their families and those in the early childhood field.
We are a mission-driven nonprofit dedicated to driving dramatic and sustainable improvements in the complex issues facing children’s health. We are committed to building and managing effective change strategies that align partners and engage stakeholders to achieve better outcomes for children and their families. Every day, with the help of a network of exceptional and dedicated partners, we move closer to our vision of a world in which every child achieves optimal health.