#VoteKids this November!
Election Day 2020 is Tuesday, November 3, 2020. Children can’t vote, but you can!
Voting is one of the main ways that citizens can affect policies and laws that govern access to essential resources like high-quality nutrition, education, housing, and health care. Many children’s health issues are at stake this election. Before you vote, ask your candidates where they stand on key child health issues, including:
Health Care Coverage
Health Care Access
Health Care Inequities
COVID-19 Global Health Pandemic
Immigrant Child Health
To learn more on how children are affected by these issues, visit AAP’s Election 2020: Vote Kids resource page.
For Florida-specific voting information, including requesting a mail-in ballot, early voting, and finding a polling place, visit Vote.org.
Important Dates to Remember:
10/19 – 11/1: Early voting; multiple sites 7 am – 7 pm
10/24: Last day to request a vote-by-mail ballot
11/3: Election Day; polls open 7am – 7 pm
Together, we can #SupportFLKids when we #VoteKids this November!
The following suggestions have been created to serve as a resource or reference for you. This list is by no means exhaustive and the FCAAP assumes no responsibility for content on linked sites. If you have any questions or concerns about any information contained here, please speak with your pediatrician or your pediatric dentist.
COVID-19 Parent Resources
Click here for FCAAP’s compilation of resource materials for parents on the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. This list is updated as new information becomes available.
Find a Pediatric Healthcare Provider
FCAAP Parenting Corner
- The Florida Asthma Coalition has information for Parents/Caregivers on asthma action plans and the Asthma Friendly School Initiative
Emergency Medical Services
- Florida Disaster Information and Guides
- Disaster Hero: Web-based Game To Help Families Prepare for Disaster
- Family Readiness Kit
- Family Disaster Supplies List
- Preparing your Family for a Disaster
- Hurricane Preparedness Tips for Families
- Fun and Games to Help Kids Prepare for Disasters
- School and Child Care Check List
Domestic Violence Prevention
Led by the Florida Department of Health, Spill the Water! is a fun, educational campaign that teaches kids about mosquitoes. Mosquitoes can breed in as little as one teaspoon or a bottle cap of water, so eliminating sources of standing water around homes is critical to keep mosquitoes from multiplying. When kids Spill the Water!, they can be superheroes in their home and community! Visit the campaign website for fun activity sheets for kids and useful information for parents on protecting children and babies from mosquitoes.
Public Charge Resources
The public charge rule goes into effect on February 24, 2020.
- Public Charge: Does This Apply to Me? (English and Spanish)
- Know Your Rights! Public Charge Messages for Community Members (English and Spanish)
- Should I Keep My Kids Enrolled in Health & Nutrition Programs? (English and Spanish)
Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-2019)
Health Care Transitions for Youth
- Friend’s Don’t Let Friend’s Hearts Stop
- Parent Heart Watch
- Immunization: A Dose of Reality
- ImmYounity: Immunization and Vaccines Facts
- Vaccine Safety: The Truth Behind the Fiction
- What is Meningitis?
- Help protect the ones you love against Whooping Cough
- HPV Vaccination & Cancer Prevention
- Feb. 12, 2019, Radio Segment “The Truth About Vaccinations“
- Medicaid Guidelines for Children and Families
- All Low-Income Newborns to Receive Equal Access to Medicaid
- The Center for Child Stress and Health has many resources related to mental health and toxic stress for children and parents
- Florida Department of Health’s Prevention: Healthy Weight
- Healthiest Weight Florida
- HBO’s Weight of The Nation: Children in Crisis
- Information for SNAP recipients on getting double benefits at local farmers’ markets
- UF/IFAS Family Nutrition Program
School Health Services
Vehicle and Child Safety
- FREE Car Seat Installation & Safety Checks: Florida locations
- Safety Center
- Safety Belts and Child Restraints
- AAP’s Car Seat Checkup
- Look Before you Lock – children and hot cars
- School Bus Safety
- Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety
- Car and Driveway Safety
- Teen and New Driver Safety Tips
- Distracted Driving – LifeSaver App
- ECI Program – Emergency Contact Information registration
- ACCO – American Childhood Cancer Society
- ACLS – A Parents Guide to First Aid
- ASK Campaign – Asking Saves Kids Lives
- Boys & Girls Clubs
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
- Children’s Therapy Services – Easter Seals Southwest Florida
- Consumer Products Safety Commission
- Florida Crossroads – Devoted to parenting children with special health care needs
- Florida Department of Children and Families
Acoplamientos Del Padre
Las sugerencias siguientes se han creado para servir como un recurso o referencia para usted. Esta lista es de ninguna manera exhaustiva y el FPS/FCAAP no puede asumir ninguna responsabilidad del contenido en sitios ligados. Si usted tiene algunas preguntas o preocupaciones por alguna información contenida aquí, hable por favor con su pediatra o su dentista pediátrico.
- Kit de Preparación Para la Familia: Listos Para Enfrentar Desastres
- RX Card Florida – preguntas mas frecuentes