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Links to Child Health Organizations
211 LA County links ALL Los Angeles County residents to services for health care and substance abuse, domestic violence, shelter, food, legal and financial assistance, programs for children and seniors and different types of mental health services.
Project LEAN (Leaders Encouraging Activity and Nutrition) provides information and workshops for parents and youth-serving groups on nutrition, physical activity, and obesity prevention. They also advocate at the local, state, and national level for policies that improve access to healthy foods and physical activity opportunities.
The Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (known as WIC) is a Federal assistance program for healthcare and nutrition of low-income pregnant women, breastfeeding women, and infants and children under the age of five.
CANFIT was created by parents for parents. They provide nutrition and physical activity related trainings to policymakers, schools, and other youth-serving groups. They also provide news on children’s nutrition and physical activity on their website.
Champions for Change gives parents recipes and tips on nutrition and physical activity. It also provides information and forms for applying for food assistance and food stamps.
First 5 LA focuses on the health and development of children from birth to age five. They provide programs, advocate for policies and news to parents and youth-serving groups on improving health and well-being.
Head Start is a Federal program that provides comprehensive education, health, nutrition, and parent involvement services to low-income children and their families.
This site was created by pediatricians for parents. On this site, you can find information about everything related to your child’s health and development, including oral health.
This site is run by the State of California’s Office of the Patient Advocate. It provides information on health insurance plans (including Medi-Cal and Medicare) and provider ratings, language services, and patient rights.