Managing Infectious Disease in Head Start

Young children are more susceptible to infectious disease because their immune systems are immature. Preventing and managing infectious disease in Head Start programs can reduce the rate of spread of infection to children, teachers, and the community. Learn about five common illnesses and strategies for controlling them. Health services staff will understand how working with families and local health professionals can reduce infectious disease in their programs.

Additional Resources

Health Services Newsletter - It's Flu Season [PDF, 631KB]

Seasonal Influenza Prevention and Control: Strategies for Head Start and Child Care Programs Webinar [PDF, 311KB]

Preventing and Managing Communicable Diseases

Managing Infectious Disease in Head Start. HHS/ACF/OHS/NCH. 2014. English. Streaming video. 53:49.

Last Reviewed: December 2014

Last Updated: January 6, 2017