You love your children, and you want to know how to keep them healthy and happy. At Newman Regional Health, we want that too. This April includes a few important observances that focus on child health.
April is Autism Awareness Month, and April 2 is World Autism Awareness Day. These observances serve to educate people and promote autism awareness and inclusion nationwide. More than 3.5 million Americans, including children, live with autism, so you may know someone on the spectrum without being aware of it.
What can you do to support this cause? Wear blue on Autism Awareness Day. Seek out credible organizations such as Autism Speaks, the Autism Society, and the Autism Research Foundation to learn more about the condition or donate to research efforts.
Infant Immunization Week
National Infant Immunization Week takes place April 21-28 this year. This week is an annual observance that aims to highlight the importance of immunizing infants to protect them and others from vaccine-preventable diseases, as well as to celebrate the successes of immunization efforts in the past and going forward. Thanks to essential progress in immunizations, it’s possible to protect infants and children from 14 vaccine-preventable diseases before they reach 2 years of age. Thanks to vaccines, many diseases have been greatly reduced, but that doesn’t mean that they don’t still exist—that’s why vaccinations are so important for you and for your children.
Every Kid Healthy Week
This year, April 23-27 is Every Kid Healthy Week, an observance that focuses on school health and wellness for children. Schools play an important role in the health and wellness of their students, and the focus this week is on nutrition, physical activity, and learning. This is a good time to explore how you can help to keep your children healthy during the school year, too. From hand washing to eating a nutritional breakfast, healthy habits start at a young age!
Newman Regional Health Services for Children
At Newman Regional Health in Emporia, KS, we’re proud to offer many pediatric services. Our rehab staff is trained and equipped to provide many services to kids with autism. We also offer preventative pediatric services that include checkups and immunizations as well as care for acute and chronic pediatric conditions such as bronchitis, earaches, strep throat, and more. Visit Newman Regional Health Pediatrics online to learn more about our providers and services, or call (620) 343-2376 to schedule an appointment.