Head Start Health Services Newsletter: Stronger Connections between Head Start and the Medical Home

Children learn best when they are healthy. Head Start and Early Head Start programs have a unique chance to give families the information and skills they need to effectively engage their child’s pediatrician or other health care provider. See the full edition of this month’s newsletter for important information on working with medical homes. It includes a new resource designed just for parents to help them prepare for each preventive care visit for their children age 6 and under.

Topics in the newsletter include:

  • Tips for collaborating with local medical homes
  • Using your health services advisory committee to engage health care providers
  • Ways to identify local pediatricians
  • New tool to support families in engaging their child’s pediatrician
  • Resources for more information

Who Will Benefit?

Head Start health managers and program staff are encouraged to use the information and resources in this issue. They can be used to increase collaboration with health care at the program level as well as to help families become more engaged with their child’s health care providers.

Access the Newsletter

Select the link to view this month’s newsletter. Find previous issues on the Early Childhood Learning and Knowledge Center (ECLKC).

Contact Us

The National Center on Health welcomes your feedback on this newsletter, as well as suggestions for topics for future issues. Please forward your comments to nchinfo@aap.org or call (toll-free) 1-888-227-5125.

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