Health begins where children live, learn, and play. When families can’t afford the basics in life, it negatively affects their health. Poverty can inhibit children’s ability to learn and contribute to social, emotional, and behavioral problems.
By getting involved in your community, you can make a difference in lives of children and their families. Aside from benefiting others, acts of generosity also help your own children develop compassionate hearts.
Work with the AAP to Make A Difference
The AAP encourages pediatricians, parents, caregivers and communities to consider what can be done to help lift children and families above hunger and poverty. These links offer insight into what organizations, including the AAP, are doing to help children and families and why this issue is important to children around the world.