All Head Start and Early Head Start programs are required to establish and maintain a Health Services Advisory Committee (HSAC). The HSAC is an advisory group usually composed of local health providers who represent a wide variety of local social services agencies. They may include pediatricians, nurses, nurse practitioners, dentists, nutritionists, and mental health providers. Head Start staff and parents also serve on the HSAC. Many HSACs struggle with recruitment and attendance. This Health Chat suggests ways to overcome barriers of time, distance, and cost using virtual meeting technology.
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.
This webinar describes the difference between children's emergent and urgent health care needs. Learn the three reasons why a family should take their child to an emergency room, rather than to their primary care provider.
Strong Connections, Strong Kids Webinar Series: Head Start and Healthcare Collaboration at the State Level
This webinar is part of a series that will address the importance of strengthening collaboration between Head Start/Early Head Start programs and the healthcare system, particularly the medical home.
Management and staff keep infants and toddlers safe by planning strategies to reduce the possibility of injury. Use this Health Talk to find ways to meet Head Start requirements and implement evidence-based guidelines using the three supplementary resources.
This webinar is part of the Strong Connections for Strong Kids series. It addresses the importance of strengthening collaboration between Head Start and Early Head Start programs and the healthcare system, particularly the medical home.