Health is the foundation of school readiness. To help children thrive, Head Start staff ensure that children are up to date on immunizations and their state’s Early and Periodic Screening, Diagnosis, and Treatment (EPSDT) schedule, learn healthy habits, and can access the care they need. Head Start also promotes the physical and social and emotional well-being of families and staff.
Use this Internet-based tool to help identify and prioritize health risks and concerns before the well-child appointment
Watch this webinar and learn how a Head Start program is working with a local children’s hospital to fully integrate a primary care clinic on-site at the program.
In this podcast, Dr. James Perrin, former American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) president, discusses Head Start and the medical home. Learn why it is crucial to link families to a medical home that best serves their needs by providing continuous, accessible medical care.
Lenora, a home visitor, arrives at Inez’s home to meet with Inez and her son, Javier. Lenora has worked with this family for two months. Javier has just woken up from a morning nap and has dried mucus on his nose and across his cheek
Follow up Checklist: When a Child is Identified with a Permanent Hearing Loss