Professional Development



The quality of health services depends on the knowledge, skills, and experience of program staff and consultants. One goal of the professional development resources is to support Health Managers as they work with program staff and partners to strengthen health systems and services. Health covers a broad array of services beyond physical and oral health. These services include nutrition, mental health, and safety practices. Use these tools to help staff gain the information they need to support the health and wellness of children and families.

Categories include:

  • Health Services Management
  • Mental Health
  • Nutrition
  • Physical Health

Health Services Management

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Explore information about health and safety requirements and available training. Learn how to strengthen your HSAC and maximize their support.

Mental Health

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Find useful information to help staff gain family support skills. Learn how to utilize mental health consultants to support families and your program.


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Learn about the changes to the Child and Adult Food Care Program (CACFP) meal patterns and how to implement them.

Physical Health

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Practice building skills to effectively communicate and engage with families to help them create and maintain a healthy, active lifestyle.