Child health was ranked 4th on the 2015 Needs Assessment.  The counties have identified the following needs to help solve this problem:

·         Physical and Mental Health Resources for Children 13 and Under

·         Access to Suicide Prevention Resources

·         Access to More Special Needs Resources

·         Expansion of Healthy Living and Fitness programs in All Schools

·         Access to Medical Coverage/Health Insurance

For more information regarding child health and what can be done to improve it in Alabama, go to the following links:

Available Youth/Adolescent Programs in Alabama

Available Counseling Services for Children Receiving Medicaid

Alabama's Plan for Suicide Prevention from the Department of Public Health

Email to Obtain Information on How to Start a Program in Your Community

HEAL Program - Free Resource to Qualifying Schools Promoting Healthy Living

Alabama Health Care Coverage for Children - the ALL KIDS Program

Alabama's Medicaid Program