Wellness Resources

At Children's National, we know how important it is to keep your family healthy between your regular primary care visits, which is why we've put together several programs promoting healthy futures.

Ask about these programs at your next appointment.

Pediatric respiratory therapists from Children's National Health System Asthma Clinic in Washington D C and a patient.

Enterovirus D68

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, enterovirus D68 causes about 10 to 15 million infections in the United States each year, and many hospitals are seeing patients this year.

Ebola virus

Ebola Resources for Families

Ebola is a rare and serious disease that is contagious only through contact with bodily fluids. Our experts offer tips on how to talk with children about Ebola.

Flu Resource Center

The single best way to prevent the seasonal flu is by getting yearly vaccines. 

Ebola virus

Marijuana Legalization: What Parents Need to Know

On February 28, 2015, Washington, DC, visitors and residents 21 years and older will be allowed to possess marijuana. Learn about Children's National's stance on the legalization of recreational marijuana.



One in three measles cases will develop complications, including pneumonia, ear infections, and diarrhea. These complications are more common among children under 5 years of age and adults over 20 years of age.

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Mental Health Resources

Crisis response, outreach and educational efforts were provided to schools, communities, and families throughout the region. These resources are intended to help families better understand child and adolescent stress responses and resiliency-building strategies to use with children so that they can better cope and heal from traumatic events.

Pediatric Care

SIDS and Safe Sleep

The Center for Clinical and Community Research leads efforts to prevent SIDS and SUID in high-risk populations.