Tips for Health Managers Series

These fact sheets serve as tools to help Head Start health managers provide important information to Head Start staff about National Center on Health (NCH) priorities. We hope that you find them useful as you work within your programs and communities to strengthen the health and wellness of all Head Start children.

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Download the fact sheets as individual topics or as a complete series [PDF, 1.2MB]. Select a title below to access the document you need.

Health Manager Fact Sheets

Health Literacy: Tips for Health Managers [PDF, 385KB]
Health literacy is how well someone is able to obtain, process, and understand basic health information and health care services. This fact sheet includes tips that will assist program staff in helping families understand and use health information they receive from doctors and other sources.

Healthy Active Living: Tips for Health Managers [PDF, 555KB]
This fact sheet helps Head Start health managers provide important information to program staff on the NCH identified health priority, healthy active living. It includes concrete information on the importance of physical activity, a healthy diet, and quality sleep to the overall growth, development, and learning of young children.

Healthy Breathing: Tips for Health Managers [PDF, 159KB]
This fact sheet helps Head Start health managers provide important information to program staff on the NCH identified health priority, tobacco exposure elimination.

Mental Health: Tips for Health Managers [PDF, 287KB]
Centered on the NCH health priority, mental health, this fact sheet helps Head Start health managers provide important information to program staff. It provides concrete information that demonstrates why early childhood mental health is an essential component of healthy growth, development, and learning.

Oral Health: Tips for Health Managers [PDF, 174KB]
Head Start health managers may share this fact sheet with program staff when discussing ways to promote good oral health. It provides concrete information on the important role oral health plays in the overall health of children and pregnant women.

Safety and Injury Prevention: Tips for Health Managers [PDF, 227KB]
This fact sheet helps Head Start health managers provide important information to program staff on the NCH identified health priority, child safety and injury prevention. It provides concrete information and strategies staff can use to help children stay safe in a variety of program settings.

The Medical Home and Head Start Working Together [PDF, 179KB]
Everyone benefits when children and families receive high-quality early care and education services. The medical home provides an ongoing source of medical care for children and families. It also helps establish partnerships with families and health professionals. Find tips on how Head Start and child care programs can collaborate with pediatricians to ensure that every child has a medical home.

Tips for Health Managers Series. HHS/ACF/OHS/NCH. English. 2013.

Last Reviewed: March 2013

Last Updated: December 1, 2014