Health Tips for Families Series

These fact sheets serve as tools to help Head Start health managers provide important information to families about National Center on Health priorities. We hope that you find them useful as you work within your programs and communities to strengthen the health and wellness of all Head Start children.

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Download the fact sheets as individual topics or as a complete series in English [PDF, 1.2MB] and Spanish (español) [PDF, 309KB]. Select a title below to access the document you need.

Family Fact Sheets

Active Play: Tips for Families [PDF, 368KB]
This fact sheet helps Head Start health managers provide information to families on the NCH priority, active play. It includes tips families can use to help young children develop positive active play behaviors. Available in Spanish (español) [PDF, 93KB]

Health Literacy: Tips for Families [PDF, 128KB]
Head Start health managers may use this to provide information to families on the NCH priority, health literacy. It includes tips that will help families understand and use health information they receive from doctors and other sources. Available in Spanish (español) [PDF, 47KB]

Healthy Breathing: Tips for Families [PDF, 127KB]
This fact sheet helps Head Start health managers provide information to families on the NCH priority, tobacco exposure elimination. Available in Spanish (español) [PDF, 53KB]

Healthy Eating: Tips for Families [PDF, 186KB]
Centered around the NCH priority, healthy active living, this fact sheet may be used by health managers to provide guidance to Head Start families. It offers easy tips families may use to help their children learn healthy eating behaviors starting in infancy. Available in Spanish (español) [PDF, 56KB]

Mental Health: Tips for Families [PDF, 132KB]
This fact sheet helps Head Start health managers provide information to families on the NCH priority, mental health. Families may use these tips to help their children develop positive mental health beginning in infancy. Available in Spanish (español) [PDF, 52KB]

Oral Health: Tips for Families [PDF, 131KB]
This fact sheet helps Head Start health managers offer information to families on the NCH priority, oral health. Families may use these helpful tips to ensure their children's oral health begins in infancy. Available in Spanish (español) [PDF, 60KB]

Safety and Injury Prevention: Tips for Families [PDF, 316KB]
Child safety and injury prevention is the focus of this fact sheet for Head Start health managers working with families. It provides easy tips families can use to ensure their children's health and safety at home, outside, in the water, and in a car or truck. Available in Spanish (español) [PDF, 121KB]

Health Tips for Families Series. HHS/ACF/OHS/NCH. 2013. English.

Last Reviewed: March 2013

Last Updated: November 13, 2014