Choosing Wellness (Comprehensive Health Education and Health Promotion Package)
NOTICE: This Issuance has been withdrawn or superseded. It is provided for historical reference only and has no current applicability or effect.
Administration for Children and Families
U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES
Administration on Children, Youth and Families
1. Log No. ACYF-IM-HS-95-07
2. Issuance Date: 03/02/95
3. Originating Office: Head Start Bureau
4. Key Words: Wellness Comprehensive Health Education
TO: Head Start Grantees and Delegate Agencies Regional Offices, American Indian and Migrant Branches, Technical Assistance Support Centers (TASCS), Resource Access Projects (RAPS), and Head Start Teaching Centers
FROM: Associate Commissioner, Head Start Bureau
SUBJECT: Choosing Wellness (Comprehensive Health Education and Health Promotion Package)
The purpose of this memo is to alert you to the fact that you will be receiving a Comprehensive Health Education and Health Promotion package from Johnson & Johnson. This material, titled Choosing Wellness, will be mailed to you early in 1995 and deserves your immediate attention.
Choosing Wellness has been developed by Education Development Corporation (EDC) under a grant with Johnson & Johnson as a result of a public-private partnership between the Head Start Bureau, Johnson & Johnson and EDC for use by Head Start programs. It is a comprehensive approach to health education that is broadly defined and whose thrust is across components. The materials contained in Choosing Wellness are designed to help Head Start managers plan and implement a more comprehensive, tailored approach to health education that addresses local needs, the children, parents and staff in their programs.
The Choosing Wellness package being sent to you is free of charge and contains: (1) a ten minute video on Comprehensive Health Education; (2) an annotated guide to health education materials; (3) a method for evaluating individual health education materials to determine if they are viable for each unique Head Start program; (4) a planning and implementation guide for the development of a Comprehensive Health Education program; and (5) a Poster and Clip-Art on Comprehensive Health Education. All of this material cam be reproduced without prior permission.
We hope that together these materials will assist Head Start programs in preventing unnecessary illness and injury, in becoming strong health advocates, and in promoting wellness for its staff, the families and the children they serve and for the communities in which they live.
Upon receipt of the Choosing Wellness package, please examine the contents. If you have questions about the use of these materials, Dr. Madelyn Schultz is the Head Start Bureau staff member assigned to this project. She can be reached at (202) 205-8398. Once you have begun to use this material, please let us know if you find it helpful and user-friendly and how you are using it or adapting it to be most appropriate for your program.
Helen H. Taylor
Head Start Bureau
Choosing Wellness (Comprehensive Health Education and Health Promotion Package). ACYF-IM-HS-95-07. HHS/ACF/ACYF/HSB. 1995. English.
This is a Historical Document.
- IM-95-01 Publication of the Head Start Automation Manual
- IM-95-02 Developing a Head Start Training Plan
- IM-95-03 Head Start Family Information System Volunteers
- IM-95-06 Head Start Facilities Manual
- IM-95-07 Choosing Wellness (Comprehensive Health Education and Health Promotion Package)
- IM-95-08 A Substance Abuse Training Package for Helping Children Affected by Substance Abuse
- IM-95-12 Possible Limitation on Amount of Allowable Child Placement Services, Administrative Expenditures and Training Costs Reimbursable Under Title IV-E in and for Federal Fiscal Year (FY) 1995
- IM-95-13 Announcement of Availability of Funds for Early Head Start
- IM-95-14 The 1995 Family Income Guidelines
- IM-95-15 Assuring that Head Start Programs Provide High Quality Services
- IM-95-16 Head Start Program Information Report (PIR) for 1994-1995 Program Operating Year
- IM-95-17 Adult Hepatitis B Vaccine
- IM-95-18 Celebration of Head Start's 30th Anniversary
- IM-95-19 Materials for Smoke-Free Environments
- IM-95-20 Program Announcement for Comprehensive Early Childhood Demonstration Projects
- IM-95-21 JOBS/Head Start Coordination Efforts
- IM-95-22 1995 Directory of Head Start Programs--and Head Start Mailing List
- IM-95-23 Spanish Translation of Final Rule on Head Start Services for Children with Disabilities, 45 CFR Parts 1304, 1305, and 1308
- IM-95-24 EPSDT Guide
- IM-95-25 Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on Head Start Transportation Safety
- IM-95-26 Announcement of the Fiscal Year 1995 Discretionary Announcement for Head Start Research Projects and Program Projects; Availability of Funds and Request for Applications
- IM-95-27 Reimbursement for Services, Including Medicaid and Child Care, for Head Start Children and Families
- IM-95-29 Automatic Head Start Eligibility under the National School Lunch Act
- IM-95-30 Head Start-State Collaboration Projects
- IM-95-31 National New Head Start Directors Conference
- IM-95-33 Publication of Four Training Guides
- IM-95-34 Head Start-Johnson & Johnson Management Fellows Program at the University of California at Los Angeles
- IM-95-35 Opportunity to Comment on Proposed Amendments to 45 CFR Part 1305 - Eligibility, Recruitment, Selection, Enrollment and Attendance in Head Start
- IM-95-36 Early Head Start Grant Award
- IM-95-37 Drug and Alcohol Testing Requirements for Head Start Drivers