A medical and health information resource containing a database of health articles and reference materials, including an excellent health encyclopedia. 1Up Health has extensive information from trusted sources on over 4,000 topics including diseases, tests, symptoms, injuries, surgeries, nutrition, poisons, and special topics. There is also focus on family and community health and the site is updated daily.
Abortion Law Homepage
Down-the-middle information on abortion legislation, judicial opinions and arguments.
Access America for Seniors
A U.S. interagency site.
Access America for Students
A U.S. government site for students: plan your education, pay for your education, career development, community service, travel, register to vote, etc.
The largest e-mail address database and directory on the web. Varied method of performing searches using phone numbers, e-mail and home addresses. Also able to search for businesses, zip codes, area codes, schools and even persons.
American Youth Policy Forum
The best part of this site is the Forum Briefs, on education, preparation for careers, and youth and community development.
Annie E. Casey Foundation
A private foundation for disadvantaged children. Its Kids Count database tracks the status of children in the U.S.: low birth-weight babies, infant mortality, teen pregnancy, education data, juvenile arrest rates, et al.
“This web site offers easy access to federal and state statistics and reports on children and their families, including: population and family characteristics, economic security, health, behavior and social environment,and education.” From several U.S. government agencies.
Connect for Kids
News, features and ideas on improving families and communities. Good feature ideas.
Tips for teachers and parents on computer use by children: safety, manners, advertising and privacy, research and technology.
Deadly Lessons: School Shooters Tell Why
“Deadly Lessons,” a special report in the Chicago Sun-Times on a study by the U.S. Secret Service. PDF file.
Family Violence Prevention Fund
Non-profit group focuses on domestic violence prevention through public education and public- policy reform.
Information for girls on body image, nutrition, fitness and eating disorders.
Human Rights Campaign
Gay and Lesbian political news.
Innovations in End-of-Life Care
A bimonthly, online journal featuring peer-reviewed practices in end-of-life care. Thematic issues spotlight improvements in institutional practice and policies, uncover the process behind these efforts, and offer international perspectives on the topic. By the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.
Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention
Part of the U.S. Department of Justice, the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention “is the primary Federal agency responsible for addressing the issues
of juvenile crime and delinquency. In 1984, Congress added the problem of missing and exploited children to OJJDP�s legislative mandate. OJJDP administers the Missing and Exploited Children�s program, four programs under the Victims of Child Abuse Act, and the Coordinating Council on Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention. OJJDP provides Federal leadership by providing grants and contracts to States, local communities, and Indian tribes to help improve their juvenile justice
systems and by sponsoring innovative research, demonstration, evaluation, statistics, and technical assistance and training programs to improve the Nation�s understanding of and response to juvenile violence and delinquency.”
Keeping Schools and Communities Safe
Resources on school violence. From the U.S. Department of Education.
Information for parents, teens and children, in a lively, rather random format. Wander through for information on feelings, the brain, teen sex….
National Center for Children in Poverty
Facts and resources on child poverty in the U.S.
National Center for Children in Poverty
NCCP works in the areas of family economic security, school readiness, early childhood care and education, and child development.
National Center for Health Statistics
Births, deaths, marriage. The official U.S. source. Start with “Fastats A to Z.”
National Center for Missing and Exploited Children
Site’s search database lets you view photos of missing children after entering specific characteristic data about the child.
National Clearinghouse on Families and Youth
A resource of the Family and Youth Service Bureau, part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Information for professionals who deal with youth, policy makers, researchers, etc.
National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health
Data files (in SAS format) from the national survey of teenagers.
National Youth Violence Prevention Resource Center
A new government Web site and toll-free hot line, with the slogan “Helping Your Children Navigate the Teenage Years.” Mostly links to other U.S. offices and publications. But maybe it will develop. The best material now is under the FAQs on the site map.
NYU Livewire is a free, biweekly service supplying newspapers and magazines with feature stories about and for the readers they’re looking to reach: young people in college and their twenties. A good barter system: Students get clips — newspapers get stories.
Partnerships Against Violence Network
Information about violence and youth-at-risk, representing data from seven different Federal agencies. Searchable. Designed to help states and local communities.
Not so complete as Peterson’s printed directories. But much here on K-12, colleges, distance learning, private schools, summer camps.
Teen Research Unlimited
This market researcher focuses on understanding teens. Its studies on the spending patterns of teens (about $200 billion a year in the US) are widely cited.
The Right Site: Census Searches
Free searches (registration required) of Census 2000 data, compiled into simple maps and tables. For a fee, 2003 updates are available. A good way to find basic information and display it for better understanding in order to answer initial questions and get direction before delving more deeply.
Trauma Foundation at San Francisco General
Information on injuries and violence prevention.
U.S. Bureau of the Census
If you’re on the Census mailing lists, you hear about upcoming data releases in population and economics, so you can localize a national story, or nationalize a local one. If you’re not on the list, you’re out of luck. Subscribe to one of four lists: the monthly product announcement, the biweekly bulletin, a monthly list of feature ideas, and the press releases (including info on new data).
U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
You can automatically get product recall notices from the Consumer Product Safety Commission.
Where to write for vital records
Addresses for obtaining birth, death, marriage and divorce statistics in the U.S.. A list compiled by the National Center for Health Statistics.
World Health Network
Official site of the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine.
Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System
Data from a national survey on tobacco use, unhealthy diet, slothfulness, alcohol use, risky sexual behaviors and other risky things that teenagers do.
A full boat of information on adolescents, from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services: reports, publications and data. How much time do teenagers spend watching TV? How many use drugs? How many vote? The answers are here.