ERIC Number: ED248027
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Mar-15
Reference Count: 0
The Effects of Head Start Health Services: Executive Summary of the Head Start Health Evaluation.
Fosburg, Linda B.; And Others
This report summarizes findings of an evaluation of Head Start health services. Chapter one presents an overview of the background of the evaluation project. Chapter two highlights findings for the major evaluation questions. These questions focus specifically on children's health status prior to entry into Head Start, health services subsequently received, comparison of health services received by Head Start and non-Head Start children, and impact of services on the health status of children. Chapter three presents a detailed summary of findings for each of 10 health services mandated by Head Start performance standards. Mandated services include pediatric health, health history, and dental, anthropometric, nutrition, biochemical, developmental, speech and language, vision, and hearing evaluations. Appended are discussions of aspects of the evaluation methodology (including evaluation design, site selection, samples of children, health measures, and analytical methodology); a cross reference between findings presented in the executive summary and the main report; and a list of major contributors to the success of the 6-year evaluation. (RH)
Descriptors: Child Development, Comparative Analysis, Health Needs, Health Programs, Health Services, Indexes, Low Income Groups, Medical Evaluation, Nutrition, Pediatrics, Physical Characteristics, Preschool Children, Preschool Education, Pretests Posttests, Program Descriptions, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, Research Design, Research Methodology, Rural Urban Differences, Statistics
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Administration for Children, Youth, and Families (DHHS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Abt Associates, Inc., Cambridge, MA.
Identifiers: Mandatory Programs; Project Head Start
Note: For the main report, see PS 014 511.