If you’re the parent of a child with health concerns, you need information…and a little inspiration certainly doesn’t hurt. Where can you get it? Not from the news, that’s for sure. One good place to find communities that can help you learn from and connect with others interested in children’s health is on Facebook. The key is following the right information “gatekeepers”. Below are some of our favorites from the categories of children’s hospitals and organizations. Of course, there are thousands more, but if your time is tight, start here. If you like what you see, follow the page to see their updates in your Facebook news stream.

1. Children’s Hospitals

One nice thing about following children’s hospitals is that they usually have the resources to produce interesting and engaging updates – often these are stories straight from their facilities and not stories re-shared from general news sites. Here are some children’s hospitals with especially good Facebook pages:

https://www.facebook.com/childrenshospitalcolorado

https://www.facebook.com/ChildrensLA

https://www.facebook.com/seattlechildrens

https://www.facebook.com/BostonChildrensHospital/

https://www.facebook.com/ChildrensHospitalofPhiladelphia/

https://www.facebook.com/cincinnatichildrensfans/

https://www.facebook.com/TexasChildrensHospital

https://www.facebook.com/stanfordchildrens

2. Children’s Health Organizations

We hope you enjoy the Digging Deep Facebook page! In addition to our own organization, we love the Facebook pages of the following children’s health and advocacy groups:

https://www.facebook.com/StarlightChildrensFoundation

https://www.facebook.com/rmhcglobal

https://www.facebook.com/NICHQ.IS

https://www.facebook.com/Soaringwords

https://www.facebook.com/unicef

https://www.facebook.com/makeawish

https://www.facebook.com/firstfiveyears

https://www.facebook.com/easterseals

https://www.facebook.com/TeenCancerAmerica

Garth Sundem
Garth Sundem is a parent, husband, GeekDad and author of books including "Real Real Kids, Real Stories, Real Change". Find him at www.garthsundem.com.

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