Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD)

The Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health & Human Development (NICHD), created by Congress in 1962, supports and conducts research on topics related to the health of children, adults, families, and populations. Some of these health topics include: – Reducing infant deaths – Improving the health of women and men – Understanding reproductive health – Learning about growth and development – Examining problems of birth defects and mental retardation – Enhancing function and involvement the during one’s life span through medical rehabilitation research Programs: Safe To Sleep – campaign is designated to educate families and caregivers about putting healthy babies on their backs to sleep, to help reduce the risk of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS). The campaign offers brochures, fact sheets, stickers, posters, and materials that can help your community spread this important message. Milk Matters – calcium education campaign is designed to teach parents, children, and health professionals about the importance of calcium for children and teens. The NICHD offers Milk Matters brochures, booklets, coloring books, stickers, and posters.

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