Virtual Health Services Advisory Committee Meetings

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.

Nurturing the Brain Webinar

Learn about brain development and how nurturing relationships and supportive environments contribute to school success.

Health Issues in Head Start: Medication Administration Webinar

Head Start programs must meet the Head Start Program Performance Standards on medication administration. View this webinar to learn how to develop a system. Programs will always have children who need medicine administration, so it is critical to have a process in place.

Strategies to Support and Encourage Healthy Active Living

Watch this webinar for strategies programs can use to encourage and develop healthy active living behaviors for children in their care. Head Start and Early Head Start staff may find this resource useful in working with families to change their habits.

Nurturing the Environment Webinar

This webinar discusses challenging behaviors and how the environment can impact behavior. Learn strategies to better identify triggers and how to help children manage their emotions.

Identifying and Reporting Child Abuse and Neglect

Head Start directors and teachers, health service managers, and other staff sometimes have to make a decision about whether to report a child whom they suspect may have been abused or neglected. This webinar helps provide some guidance on how to make that decision. The webinar also offers an overview of the types and frequency of abuse and neglect in the United States.