HEALTH

The focus of Head Start health services is to prevent health problems

whenever possible by carefully addressing the needs of enrolled children.  

Because a healthy child is ready to learn, children in Head Start receive 

comprehensive health services, including immunizations, physical and dental 

exams and treatment, and nutritional services. 

 

We promote the development of a healthy body and mind. Our goal is to 

ensure that every child is properly immunized, has dental and physical 

exams performed, and that all necessary follow-up is completed. This is a 

continual process throughout the year.  Successful partnerships with health 

and dental care providers are the key to the success of this approach. We 

encourage and support families all along the way, assisting them in 

obtaining the proper medical care and in following medical 

recommendations.

 

HEALTH SERVICES:

Our agency conducts various medical screenings such as vision, hearing, 

blood pressure and height and weight measurements in order to identify and 

address all potential health concerns. The “Fun With Brandi” Health 

Screening Poster and Health Screener Newsletter can be downloaded below. 

They shows the equipment used in the hearing and vision screening 

processes and explains how it works.

 

Health Related Forms

Health Exam Form

Fun With Brandi Poster

Health Screener Newsletter

Health Check Periodicity Schedule

Oral Health Form

 

 
 

Healthy Children.org

 

United Way - United Way 2-1-1 provides free and confidential health and human services information. 2-1-1 Minnesota partner call centers: United Way 2-1-1 through United Way of Greater Duluth, First Call 2-1-1, Great Rivers 2-1-1 and First Link North Dakota. Minnesota 2-1-1 also covers Douglas, Pierce, Polk and St. Croix Counties in WI.

 

The What to Expect Foundation  educates
and empowers moms in need so they can
expect healthier pregnancies, safer deliveries
and healthier, happier babies.

 

American Dental Association

 

Nutrition

WIC services and eligibility

 

Online access to government information on nutrition

 

www.choosykids.com  Link to fun music and activities to promote healthy lifestyles

Promotion and support of breastfeeding in WIC

Health Resources

 

USDA Nondiscrimination Statement Update:In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, 
color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.  Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits.  Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.  Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English. To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at: http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by: (1)        mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture 
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights,1400 Independence Avenue, SW,Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; (2)  fax: (202) 690-7442; or (3) email: program.intake@usda.gov. This institution is an equal opportunity provider.