The National Center on Health showcases research-based practices to ensure the health and mental wellness of Head Start staff, children, and families.
The Center creates high-quality information to help every Head Start and Early Head Start program implement effective approaches to:
- Medical and dental care access
- Health awareness
- Obesity prevention in young children
- Emergency preparedness
- Environmental safety
The Center will also inform the Head Start community of current Office of Head Start priorities, policies, and expectations to ensure healthy outcomes for children and families.
EDC Project Director: Patricia Fahey
Funders: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Office of Head Start
Partners: Georgetown University's Department of Pediatrics' Center for Child and Human Development; Georgetown University's Health Policy Institutes' National Maternal and Child Oral Health Resource Center in c
(EDC is a subcontractor on this project to American Academy of Pediatrics.)