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.
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.
Getting Started: Health Manager Networks
Find tips on the benefits of networking and starting and building a sustainable health manager network in your area.
What Works: Health Manager Networks
Learn successful strategies employed by leaders of thriving health manager networks.
Directory of Virtual Meeting Tools
Keep network members connected using a wide range of free or low-cost virtual tools to collaborate using technology.
Head Start Health Manager Networks
Explore the importance and benefits of health manager networks in this March 2014 edition of the Head Start Health Services Newsletter.
Health Managers Orientation Guide
Learn about your role and responsibilities as a Head Start health manager and find resources to support your work.
Making the Link Between Health and School Readiness
Build connections between school readiness goals and health services strategies. Use the tool to ensure service area plans address school readiness.
Use this resource to help plan, recruit, engage, and evaluate the work of the Health Services Advisory Committee.
The Medical Home and Head Start Working Together
Use this handout to introduce Head Start to local health care providers and share the benefits of medical home and Head Start partnerships.