Albuquerque, New Mexico (PRWEB) November 15, 2013
Families today are bombarded with information on how to improve their children’s health and wellness. Fact, fiction, myth, vendors selling questionable goods - the sheer volume is potentially overwhelming. For families struggling to raise their children with healthy lifestyles, health recommendations often seem to be written in a vacuum—or it feels that way to the families trying to fit them into already full lives.
Families who have children with special health care needs—approximately 15% of the nation’s families—face additional enormous challenges in trying to address not only the special needs, but also health and wellness, issues just as important for children with special health care needs as they are for typically developing children.
Family Voices IMPACT Project has launched a new website, http://www.fv-impact.org, to help families find health and wellness information they can trust, understand, and use in their day-to-day lives. The website is organized around the Bright Futures Health Promotion Themes of the American Academy of Pediatrics: Family Support, Child Development, Emotional Well-being and Mental Health, Healthy Weight, Healthy Food and Eating, Physical Activity, Oral Health, Healthy Sexual Development and Sexuality, Safety and Injury Prevention, and Community Relationships and Resources. The website also includes resources for additional information from other trusted and reliable organizations and agencies. The IMPACT Health and Wellness for Families website is a valuable resource for parents, educators, health care providers, and anyone interested in how to promote health and wellness at the individual, family, and community levels.
Molly Cole, National Family Voices President notes, “This website offers info and tips families can use to fit into the
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