ERIC Number: ED263988
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1984
Reference Count: N/A
Health Coordination Manual. Head Start Health Services.
Administration for Children, Youth, and Families (DHHS), Washington, DC. Head Start Bureau.
Part 1 of this manual on coordinating health care services for Head Start children provides an overview of what Head Start health staff should do to meet the medical, mental health, nutritional, and/or dental needs of Head Start children, staff, and family members. Offering examples, lists, action steps, and charts for clarification, part 2 provides a detailed explanation of why and how the health service activities may be done. Worksheets and case studies are provided to help staff practice an activity or to show how to organize and keep information on local resources or procedures. Discussed are (1) planning and budgeting for the health program; (2) actions to be taken before implementing plans; (3) delivery of child health services for Head Start children and children with special needs; (4) program monitoring, including recordkeeping and tracking; (5) health education; and (6) program evaluation. Part 2 ends with a bibliography of materials focusing on topics discussed. Ten appendices contain health profiles, examples of community resources, job descriptions of Head Start health staff, lists of Head Start regional offices and health consultants, lists of instructional materials for use in program implementation, health education planning materials, examples of forms and letters, a list of state interagency agreements between Head Start and the Early and Periodic Screening, Diagnosis, and Treatment Program (EPSDT), and an evaluation form addressed to users of the manual. (RH)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Administration for Children, Youth, and Families (DHHS), Washington, DC. Head Start Bureau.