Our youngest are often our most vulnerable and they require specialized, intentional care. ASTHO is committed to helping public health departments protect and improve the health of children and infants by providing resources and opportunities that foster increased capacity.

Ensuring that young children and infants have access to adequate nutrition through breastfeeding and healthy foods, safe and healthy home environments, and early educational opportunities can help set the next generation up for success. Public health departments and their partners play an important role in assuring that children and their families meet these favorable conditions. Explore our resources to learn more.

Latest Infant and Child Health Resources

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What I Wish I Knew Before Linking Data

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ASTHO’s 2024 Legislative Session Update: Part One

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Lead, Food Safety, and Public Health’s Power and Responsibility to the People

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Strengthening Maternal and Infant Health Data in the U.S. Territories

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Polysubstance Use During Pregnancy and the Benefits of Universal Verbal Screening

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Policies Supporting Young Families Can Reduce Adverse Childhood Experiences

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Promising Approaches to the Congenital Syphilis Health Crisis

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Improving Access to Risk-Appropriate Care Through a Partnership Between Obstetrics and Gynecology and Pediatrics

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