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Trusted Pediatric Resources

The following are trusted sites for information on child health and development issues:

American Academy of Pediatrics (Parent site)

https://healthychildren.org/
The gold standard pediatric resource.

CDC Child Development

https://www.cdc.gov/ncbddd/childdevelopment/index.html
National Center for Disease Control information on child development issues as well as information on common children’s medical conditions including jaundice, ADHD, among others.

Help Me Grow

https://helpmegrowak.org/
This is the local chapter of a national movement to support caregivers of children birth to 5 and enable early evaluation, intervention and referrals. Their trained care coordinators can be reached at 1-833-HMG-ALASKA

Postpartum Support

https://www.postpartum.net/
One in seven moms and one in ten dads have postpartum mood changes. This is an excellent resource with general information, a national hotline, and local links.

Thread

http://www.threadalaska.org/
Alaska’s go-to resource for finding and choosing child care as well as child care assistance options.
Zero to Three https://www.zerotothree.org/resources/series/parent-favorites
The toddler years are tough! These folks have information on all aspects of parenting infants and toddlers with both educational and problem-solving resources.

Alaska 211

http://www.alaska211.org/
Your information clearing house for all Alaska community resources. Free and confidential. Check out the website or just dial “211.”

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

https://www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org/
24/7 free, confidential support for those in distress and their loved ones.

ADHD

https://www.additudemag.com/
https://chadd.org/for-parents/overview/
https://www.understood.org/en
ADHD affects more than just school. Explore these sites for information on the neurologic, behavioral, social and other aspects of ADHD and related conditions.

Learning Difficulties

https://www.understood.org/en
This is a great overview of differences in learning styles including dyslexia, dysgraphia, math challenges and ADHD.

Autism

https://www.alaskaarc.org/
Our local resource for autism-related services.

Vaccines

https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/index.html
https://www.immunizationinfo.com/
Our most evidence-based intervention as pediatricians is childhood vaccination. We encourage folks with questions to explore trusted resources such as these and come to us with questions.