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Child Health

Importance of Well-Child Visits

Well-child preventive visits are essential to your child’s growth. Regular well-child visits are an opportunity to build trust and communication between parents and their child’s pediatrician.
The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and Bright Futures have outlined guidelines considered to be the gold standard for pediatric care. Knowing what to expect and what questions to ask is a crucial part to every well-child visit from infancy through adolescence.
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Click here to prepare questions and consider topics for discussion during your child’s well visits. 

 Click here for the AAP recommended Preventive Pediatric Health Care Schedule.   

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Child Abuse Prevention Month (April)

April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month. During the month of April and throughout the year, communities recognize the importance of families and communities working together to prevent child abuse and neglect and promote the social and emotional well-being of children. All communities are encouraged to share child abuse and neglect prevention awareness strategies and activities and to promote prevention across the country.