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Indicator:  Children experiencing good physical health

This indicator includes programs that impact a child's physical health but do not fall under our other, more specific health indicators. For example, programs that impact childhood obesity, asthma, child mortality, or impact health indirectly through insurance and immunization status are included here.

Proven Programs

The Abecedarian Project

Child-Parent Centers

Family Thriving Program


National Guard Youth ChalleNGe Program

Newborn Individualized Developmental Care and Assessment Program (NIDCAP)

Nurse Family Partnership

Promising Programs

Go Grrrls

Head Start

Healthy Steps for Young Children

Hip-Hop to Health Jr.



Triple Play

Proven / Promising Programs

Family Support and Parenting Education in the Home

Other Reviewed Programs

Early Intervention Program for Adolescent Mothers (EIP)

Resources, Education, and Care in the Home (REACH)

Related Indicators

For programs related to other specific health indicators, please follow the links below:

Youths not using alcohol, tobacco, or illegal drugs

Youths abstaining from sexual activity or not engaging in risky sexual behavior

Babies born weighing more than 5.5 pounds and improving outcomes for low birth weight babies