About KidsHealth

About KidsHealth

Welcome to KidsHealth!

If you're looking for information you can trust about kids and teens that's free of "doctor speak," you've come to the right place. KidsHealth is the most-visited site on the Web for information about health, behavior, and development from before birth through the teen years.

On a typical weekday, KidsHealth gets as many as a million visits. One of the things that make KidsHealth special is that it's really four sites in one: with sections for parents, for kids, for teens, and for educators.

KidsHealth is more than just the facts about health. As part of The Nemours Foundation's Center for Children's Health Media, KidsHealth also provides families with perspective, advice, and comfort about a wide range of physical, emotional, and behavioral issues that affect children and teens.

To do this, our editorial staff communicates complex medical information in language that readers can understand and use. And all KidsHealth articles, animations, games, and other content go through a rigorous medical review by pediatricians and other medical experts. Ongoing, scheduled medical reviews ensure that the information is as up-to-date as possible.

Along the way, KidsHealth has received its share of recognition — including four Webby Awards (Best Family/Parenting Site and Best Health Site on the Web), the Parent's Choice Gold Award, the Teacher's Choice Award for Family, and the International Pirelli Award for best educational media for students.

KidsHealth cannot take the place of an in-person visit with a doctor, who can perform examinations and answer questions. But we can provide unbiased, reliable information to help you and your family pursue good health and wellness for a lifetime.

Nemours Center for Children's Health Media

The Nemours Center for Children's Health Media is a part of The Nemours Foundation, a nonprofit organization created by philanthropist Alfred I. duPont in 1936 and devoted to improving the health of children.

The pediatrician-led Center is unique in the nation with its exclusive focus on children's health media — and offers a post-residency fellowship for physicians seeking to further develop their skills in health communications.

Our projects have included a wide range of media to help families, including:

We work with some of the nation's most renowned brands — Cheerios, Merck, Seventeen magazine, the Michael Phelps Foundation, the American Academy of Family Physicians, Time for Kids, etc. — to help craft messages that support the health of kids and families.

Licensable Health Information and Media Inquiries

The Center also creates children's health information for licensed use by hospitals and corporations. Our business development team welcomes inquiries from organizations regarding collaborative or licensing projects. Requests from the media for interviews with KidsHealth experts are welcome. For permission to reprint KidsHealth content, see our Permissions Guidelines.

Partnership Opportunities

KidsHealth partners with corporations, foundations, and other groups that support the mission of KidsHealth. These partnerships help to fund additional KidsHealth educational programs for families. We welcome you to join us in supporting families.

Tell Us What You Think

We depend on you — and our millions of other visitors — to let us know your thoughts about KidsHealth, how we have been helpful, and ways we can improve the site. If you have a correction to request, please send that along, too. I guarantee we'll listen.

Editor-in-Chief and Founder, KidsHealth
Chief Executive, Nemours Center for Children's Health Media
Nemours Foundation



NemoursNote: All information is for educational purposes only. For specific medical advice, diagnoses, and treatment, consult your doctor.

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