Not Recommended

American College of Pediatricians

The American College of Pediatricians is not recommended as a source of pediatric information. The collection of materials is scattered, shallow, and missing author names and dates of publication. We recommend visiting other pediatric websites to find answers regarding your child's health.

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Review Date: 10/8/2019

Scoring

Ease of Use

Not much information, so the logic goes that the website should be easy to browse. That's true to an extent. But the category tabs aren't very descriptive and require clicking to understand what they're all about (e.g. "Lead Your Child," "Parent Talk," etc.).

Visual Design

Not much going on here in terms of visual design. Hardly any media to catch the eye, small font, and an abundance of dead space that could be filled with more engaging elements.

Quality

Not much material here, and the content itself is pretty shallow. There's no rhyme or reason to which topics the website discusses other than most promote a socially conservative worldview. Virtually every other pediatrics website is more comprehensive and unbiased than this one.

Credibility

The website's content appears to have good intentions, but there are few measures in place to provide transparency over who is repsonsible for generating content and when it's published/revised.

Pros

  1. Collections of handouts and articles offers a fairly complete picture of pediatric issues, including substance abuse, sexuality issues, and family health
  2. Resource pages for parents and providers provide a list of many outside resources

Cons

  1. Site materials are skewed by the website's conservative values position statements, which advocate for a male-female parental unit while opposing abortion
  2. Site-wide search bar doesn't offer filtering results, making it difficult to locate specific information

Profile

Sponsors / Affiliations: The American College of Pediatricians, a socially conservative nonprofit advocacy group of pediatricians and other healthcare professionals founded in 2002

Accreditations: None

Additional Features: Newsletter

Languages: English

Contact: admin@acpeds.org

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