American Academy of Pediatrics www.aap.org
Family Education life.familyeducation.com
Parenting Advice www.parenting-advice.net
First 5 of California www.first5california.com
American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry www.aapd.org
Adolescent Health Working Group www.ahwg.net
The Preventive Ounce www.preventiveoz.org
Meg Zweiback www.bringingupkids.com
BANANAS (Alameda County Childcare Resource) www.bananasbunch.org
Healthy Children (from the AAP) www.healthychildren.org
ChildrensMD Developed by Children's Hospital Colorado allows parents to look up their child’s symptoms. After finding their symptoms, the app brings up a menu with advice and information on when/who to call, depending on the severity of the symptom, and has tips for home care. Unfortunately, it is currently only available for iOS (Apple) devices.
Vaccines on the Go Created by Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP), it’s an unbiased app that has everything parents would possibly want to know about vaccines. There are schedules for vaccines based on the child’s age, as well as descriptions of each vaccine, and what infections they prevent. There is a section on vaccine safety, including information on different vaccine components including preservatives and adjuvants. The app also has over 50 videos regarding information on vaccines and infections from the nation’s top pediatricians and infectious disease specialists. Unfortunately, it is currently only available for iOS (Apple) devices.
Helpful Phone Numbers
Life Threatening Emergencies: Call 911
Poison Control: (800) 222-1222 Call if you think your child was exposed to a poison, drug or toxin.
Family Paths: (800) 829-3777 24-hour phone line with counselors who know how hard it is to be a parent.
Alameda County Child Protective Services 24 hr Emergencies: (510) 259-1800
Family Resource Network: (510) 547-7322 information and support for families with Children with Special Needs.
Alameda Country Resource Links