Staying healthy is very important in the lives of families, children, and communities. There are a number of ways to stay healthy—washing hands, good oral health, regular physical activity, getting children immunized, and eating healthy foods—that parents and caregivers can help themselves and the children they care for stay in good health and free of disease.
Childhood disease impacts the lives of children and families throughout our world. In the United States, asthma, tooth decay, and obesity are three of the leading diseases among children. This section offers parents and caregivers resources and information about keeping children healthy and ready to succeed.
For more information about preventing childhood disease, visit these websites:
- Washington State Department of Health: You and Your Family
- Washington State Department of Health Pertussis (Whooping Cough) outbreak information
- Washington State Department of Health school and child care immunization vaccine requirements and regulations
- Washington State Department of Health Learn the Signs - Act Early Campaign
- American Academy of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology: Just for Kids
- Washington FEAST: Food allergy, eczema, asthma support team
- Bright Futures: Prevention and Health Promotion for Infants, Children, Adolescents, and their Families
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: Physical Activity and Good Nutrition - Essential Elements to Prevent Chronic Diseases and Obesity