National Child Health Day 2018

On National Child Health Day—the first Monday in October—we celebrate with a renewed commitment to work to improve the health and well-being of America's children and families.

Nearly 74 million children under 18 years of age live in the U.S. All of them deserve a chance to reach their fullest potential. With parents and health professionals, we support the well-being of our children by working to improve their physical, behavioral and mental health.

George Sigounas, M.S., Ph.D.
“On Child Health Day, we at HRSA reaffirm our commitment to work toward achieving a brighter future for every child in America – a future which ensures that every child has the opportunities to reach his or her fullest potential.”
– George Sigounas, MS, Ph.D.
Administrator, HRSA

Advancing Child Health through Data

As we celebrate Child Health Day, HRSA recognizes the power of quality scientific evidence to inform research, programs, and policies that improve the health and well-being of children in the United States.

What is the National Survey of Children's Health?

Funded and directed by HRSA, the National Survey of Children's Health provides unique, up-to-date national and state level estimates of key measures of child health and well-being. These data are essential to understanding the health status and health care needs of children across the nation.

How Can You Support Child Health Day?

You can help us raise awareness about the importance of children's health and the great work you currently do within the MCH community. Join the conversation on Facebook and Twitter by using the hashtag #ChildHealthDay. Discover how others are changing the lives of children on National Child Health Day.


Date Last Reviewed:  October 2018

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