Resources on this page are to provide information on health topics about children in rural America.


A mother holding a baby Learn the Signs. Act Early. Campaign

DHHS. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) "Learn the Signs. Act Early." campaign offers free materials and resources including fact sheets, milestone checklists, growth charts, and flyers to educate parents about developmental milestones and warning signs of developmental delays. To order or download materials, visit

Children jumping up Let's Move! Campaign

White House.

"Let's Move! has an ambitious but important goal: to solve the epidemic of childhood obesity within a generation."

Federal Interagency Forum on Child and Family Statistics.

Rural Children at a Glance

USDA. Economic Research Service.

This report provides "information on the demographic, social, and economic characteristics of rural children in families."

America's Children: Key National Indicators of Well-Being 2011

Federal Interagency Forum on Child and Family Statistics.

A biennial report to the Nation on the condition of children in America. Nine contextual measures describe the changing population, family, and environmental context in which children are living, and 25 indicators depict the well-being of children in the areas of economic security, health, behavior and social environment, and education. Includes information on food security and diet quality.

Administration for Children and Families

DHHS. Administration for Children and Families.

American Academy of Pediatrics

American Academy of Pediatrics.

The Center for Health and Health Care In Schools

The George Washington University Medical Center. School of Public Health and Health Services.

Maternal and Child Health Bureau

DHHS. Health Resources and Services Administration.

The Children's Partnership

The Children's Partnership.

"The Children’s Partnership set out to help invent a future where all children would have access to all the health care they need..."

MOSAIC (Multiplying Opportunities for Services and Access for Immigrant Children)

Penn State University. Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders.

"Program Prepares Students to Work with Immigrant Children in Rural Areas."

National Indian Child Welfare Association

National Indian Child Welfare Association.

Adolescent and School Health

DHHS. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Includes information about school health programs, health topics, and related data and statistics.