Ask the Expert Series

The Ask the Expert Series is a pre-recorded discussion with an expert from a health-related field on a specific health or safety topic.  Each topic in this series includes an informational video and resources that you can download to learn ways to improve the health services your program provides.

Ask the Expert: Head Start and the Medical Home

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.

Health Manager Network Tools

Health managers can use these tools when engaging their health manager networks. Find materials discussing the benefits of these networks, as well as other resources to use in your daily work.

Head Start Health Services Competencies

These tools, for new and experienced staff, address science-informed practices for early childhood health staff. Each is indicative of an attitude, knowledge, or skill. Use this for professional development.

Child Care Health Consultants

Child care health consultants are health professionals who know about child health, child development, and health and safety in child care settings.

Ask the Expert: Head Start and the Medical Home

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.

Pre-service Training/Orientation

Before or during the first three months of employment, training and orientation should detail health and safety issues for early care and education settings. All directors or program administrators and caregivers/teachers should document receipt of training.

Health Manager Networks Fostering Leadership

Health manager networks promote improvement by building relationships among those in similar positions across Head Start and Early Head Start programs. These networks are more likely to be sustained when there is shared leadership. Three leaders, Rashanda Jenkins from Virginia, and Eric Vaughn and Peggy Kelly from Kansas, describe ways their state Head Start Associations foster health manager network leaders.