Parents need current information about issues which affect the health, safety and well being of their children. Changes in laws and current initiatives such as new seat belt laws, product safety recalls, child care tax credits and new health programs may receive media attention for a while but are then soon forgotten. To ensure that these issues are not overlooked, this page contains links to sites which will help keep parents informed of current issues.
We all know to dial 9-1-1 for medical and health emergencies. We also know to dial 4-1-1 for directory assistance. And now, finding the answers to health and human services information and resources is as quick and easy as dialing 2-1-1 or logging onto 211maine.org
Lead Poisoning: http://www.maine.gov/dhhs/etl/lead/leadin.htm
Secondhand Smoke: http://www.epa.gov/smokefree/
Partnership for a Tobacco-Free Maine: http://www.tobaccofreemaine.org/
Maine Seat Belt Laws: http://www.maine.gov/dps/bhs/restraints/belts/
U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission: http://www.cpsc.gov
Maine Child Care Tax Credit: http://carelinkrdc.com/TaxCredit.htm