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External links to other sites are intended to be informational and do not have the endorsement of the Texas Department of State Health Services. These links may also not be accessible to persons with disabilities.


Central Adoption Registry - The Central Adoption Registry is a voluntary mutual-consent registry allowing adoptees (born and/or adopted in Texas), birth parents, and biological siblings who are at least 18 years of age to attempt to locate family members by being listed in the registry.

Denton County Health Department - Our Mission: Public Health is the art and science of promoting health and preventing disease through organized community efforts based on epidemiological techniques. We provide preventive public health services to Denton County residents.

Medical and Research Library - The Medical and Research Library of the Texas Department of Health exists primarily to serve medical practitioners and medical researchers working for or through the Texas Department of State Health Services.

Sidelines of North Central Texas - A community based, non-profit network of support chapters reaching every region in the United States. Each chapter provides peer counseling through caring trained volunteers who also experienced a high-risk pregnancy. Sidelines is there for parents, grandparents, and friends, too. Frequently the fear and turmoil extend beyond the immediate family.

Texas Breastfeeding Promotion - Its mission is to coordinate breastfeeding promotion and support efforts in Texas.

Texas Homepage - All About Texas for Texans, Future Texans, and Visitors

Texas Immunizations - Here you'll find information on the DSHS Immunization Division's programs and services.


NATIONAL - designed to assist local communities with accessing Federal resources for supporting children and youth during out-of-school hours.

Ability OnLine Support Network - is an on-line support network for putting children and adolescents with disabilities in touch with the world.

American Academy of Pediatrics - Committed to the attainment of optimal physical, mental, and social health for all infants, children, and adolescents, and young adults.

American Medical Association - The AMA is much more than a voluntary membership organization of physicians. It is the patient's advocate and the physician's voice. It sets standards for the profession of medicine.

American Public Health Association - APHA is concerned with a broad set of issues affecting personal and environmental health, including federal and state funding for health programs, pollution control, programs and policies related to chronic and infectious diseases, a smoke-free society by the year 2000, and professional education in public health.

Wheelock College Institute for Leadership and Career Initiatives
(formerly Center for Career Development in Early Care and Education)
Wheelock College, 200 The Riverway
Boston, MA 02215
(617) 879-2211; Fax: (617) 738-0643
The Institute is committed to creating equitable, accessible, exemplary early childhood/school-age career development systems. Its Web site provides: information about the Institute; a browsing library with articles; research data; notices of training opportunities and events; an annotated list of links to online resources; and information about how to purchase Institute publications and videos. The Institute offers three list servs (on-line discussion groups): ECCAREER-L, ECLEADERS-L, and DIRCRED-L. Directions on how to join these list servs are available on the site.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - Its mission is to promote health and quality of life by preventing and controlling disease, injury, and disability.

Center for the Future of Children - The Future of Children is published three times a year by The Center for the Future of Children, The David and Lucile Packard Foundation, Los Altos, CA.

Child Welfare Information Gateway - The Federal ‘one-stop’ information resource for child welfare, child abuse and neglect, and adoption, including print and electronic publications, websites, databases, and toolkits for improving child welfare practice as well as resources for families.

CHOICES - Special Programs of the Orthopaedic Hospitals

Consumer Product Safety Commission - CPSC, an independent Federal regulatory agency, helps keep American families safe by reducing the risk of injury or death from consumer products. Visit us often to share lifesaving information. Go to "Talk to us" to report unsafe products to us.

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services - The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is the federal government's principal agency for protecting the health of all Americans and providing essential human services, especially for those who are least able to help themselves.

Familes and Work Institute - The Families and Work Institute is a non-profit organization that addresses the changing nature of work and family life. We are committed to finding research-based strategies that foster mutually supportive connections among workplaces, families, and communities.

Healthy People 2000 - Healthy People is the prevention agenda for the Nation. It is a statement of national opportunities—a tool that identifies the most significant preventable threats to health and focuses public and private sector efforts to address those threats. Healthy People offers a simple but powerful idea: provide the information and knowledge about how to improve health in a format that enables diverse groups to combine their efforts and work as a team.

IDEA - The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act Amendments of 1997

Indian Health Services - Our raise the the physical, mental, social, and spiritual health of American Indians and Alaska Natives to the highest level.
Institute for Child Health Policy - The Institute has focused its attention on children in managed care with special a emphasis on children with special health care needs. Issues of access, utilization, cost, quality and family involvement are principal areas of interest for our policy/program development, health services research and evaluation programs.

Children’s Safety Network - The web site is designed to educate children about safety issues that they encounter every day, from hazards around the home to preventing injuries while playing sports.

Maternal and Child Health Bureau - Charged with the primary responsibility for promoting and improving the health of our Nation’s mothers and children, the Maternal and Child Health Bureau (MCHB) draws upon nearly a century of commitment and experience.

National Black Child Development Institute - In every region of the country, the National Black child Development Institute is represented by affiliate chapters that provide direct services at the community level. NBCDI's nationwide affiliate network is a dynamic and geographically diverse force of dedicated volunteers located in urban and rural areas and on college campuses across the country.

The National Alliance for Hispanic Health  - focuses on the health, mental health and human services needs of the diverse Hispanic communities.

National Head Start Association - NHSA provides a national forum for the continued enhancement of Head Start services for poor children ages zero to five, and their families. It is the only national organization dedicated exclusively to the concerns of the Head Start community.

NICHCY (National Information Center for Children and Youth with Disabilities) has a contact page for every state in the US with contacts including:political figures, CSHCN contacts, mental health agency contacts, state disability organization contacts, and parent group contacts.

National Institute of Health - Begun as a one-room Laboratory of Hygiene in 1887, the National Institutes of Health today is one of the world's foremost biomedical research centers, and the Federal focal point for biomedical research in the U.S. 

The mission of National Organizations for Youth Safety (NOYS) is to marshal resources and build synergistic partnerships that save lives, prevent injuries and promote safe and healthy lifestyles among youth.

Our Kids - is a website devoted to raising kids with special needs. It has a lot of useful, practicial information and is a great place to receive support. This website also provides information for professional from a parents' perspective.

The Urban Institute - The Urban Institute investigates social and economic problems confronting the nation and analyzes efforts to solve these problems. The Institute seeks to increase Americans' improve the formulation and implementation of government decisions. Much of its research is available to the public.

Zero to Three - At ZERO TO THREE, we concentrate exclusively on these miraculous first years of life - the critical period when a child undergoes the greatest human growth and development. It's also a period when you - the parent or professional - have the opportunity to make a great impact and positively influence a child's future.

External links to other sites are intended to be informational and do not have the endorsement of the Texas Department of State Health Services. These links may also not be accessible to persons with disabilities.

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Last updated September 9, 2020