Presentation on theme: "Overview of Healthy Child Care America. Overview: HCCA Overview: HCCA www.healthychildcare.org Healthy Child Care America/Child Care Health Partnership."— Presentation transcript:
Overview: HCCA Overview: HCCA www.healthychildcare.org Healthy Child Care America/Child Care Health Partnership (HCCA/CCHP) The HCCA/CCHP program is coordinated by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), Early Education and Child Care Initiatives (the Section on Early Education and Child Care), and is partly funded by the Office of Child Care (OCC), Administration for Children and Families (ACF), and the Maternal and Child Health Bureau, HRSA, US Department of Health & Human Services.
Overview: HCCA Overview: HCCA www.healthychildcare.org HCCA/CCHP A collaborative effort to improve early education, health, and safety of children in out-of-home child care. Includes: Increasing access to preventive health services Safe physical environments Medical home for all children Strives to increase pediatrician participation and effectiveness in providing high-quality care and promoting early education and children’s health and well-being.
The Impact of Pediatricians on Early Education and Child Care Chapter Child Care Contacts Other Child Care Health Consultants Guidance to Families Health Consultation Advocacy Early Education and Child Care Professionals Pediatricians Families Government Agencies Residents and Medical Students Families Child Care Health Consultants Early Education and Child Care Professionals Health Consultation
The Impact of Pediatricians on Early Education and Child Care Guidance to Families Pediatricians can: Help families weigh their child care options. Provide information on finding and evaluating child care. Underscore the importance of quality child care. On an ongoing basis, discuss the parents’ observations of their child’s experiences and response to child care. Develop an individual care plan for children with special needs. Address parent questions and concerns. Promote a 3-way partnership among the pediatrician, family, and caregiver.
The Impact of Pediatricians on Early Education and Child Care Health Consultation Pediatricians can: Provide child care health consultation services to a local child care program by observing and providing input on the health and safety related strengths and needed improvements in the environment and program operation as well as addressing concerns raised by the child care staff on an ongoing basis. Ensure that each enrolled child has a medical home, respecting the difference between program consultation and clinical relationships. Resolve apparently conflicting health and safety advice that the child care program receives from different sources. Conduct health education for staff, parents, and children. Mentor other child care health consultants by providing technical assistance by phone or e-mail.
The Impact of Pediatricians on Early Education and Child Care Advocacy Pediatricians can: Serve on an advisory board (eg, a Head Start program or a child care resource and referral agency’s Board of Directors). Conduct workshops on child development, health, and safety. Participate in early childhood professional organizations and conferences. Serve as their AAP’s Chapter Child Care Contact, which may include: –Participating on the Early Childhood Advisory Council –Assisting government agencies (eg, Early Childhood Comprehensive Systems, Child Care and Development Fund State Administrators, etc) –Comparing the state’s child care licensing regulations with AAP recommended guidelines, and determining how they can work to enhance or improve existing regulations. Advocate for policy that supports health and development information exchange and partnership between the medical home, families, and child care community. Write articles on health for child care newsletters. Conduct research on health and safety in child care. Teach pediatric residents and medical students about child care. Teach other pediatricians about their role in promoting health and safety in child care.
Overview: HCCA Overview: HCCA www.healthychildcare.org A network of volunteer pediatric child care experts Serve as liaisons between their AAP chapter and the SOEECC Child care professionals & CCCCs can work to increase collaboration on child care activities Health care professionals & CCCCs can educate one another, improve practices, advocate, etc Locate the CCCC in your area: www.healthychildcare.org/cccc.html Chapter Child Care Contacts
Overview: HCCA Overview: HCCA www.healthychildcare.org Healthy Futures: Improving Health Outcomes for Young Children Medication Administration in Child Care and Managing Infectious Disease in Child Care Curriculums Curriculums for managing infectious diseases and medication administration designed for early education and child care professionals are available on the HCCA Web site. Online learning modules are under development that will be offered free of charge. Implementation grants for Chapters will be offered in Summer 2012 and 2013. www.healthychildcare.org/HealthyFutures.html
Overview: HCCA Overview: HCCA www.healthychildcare.org HCCA Web site Resources Information on Health and Safety Standards Safe Sleep Guidelines Crib Regulations Newsletters for Caregivers and Health Care Providers Webinars/PowerPoint Presentations Links to Important State Contacts
Overview: HCCA Overview: HCCA www.healthychildcare.org Resource Library Search through a wealth of resources on early education and child care by: - Topic - Type - AAP resources - Materials for families
Overview: HCCA Overview: HCCA www.healthychildcare.org Here’s an example of a search. Topic: infectious diseases Type: Handout **The Resource Library is regularly updated.**
Overview: HCCA Overview: HCCA www.healthychildcare.org Your primary reference for health and safety in child care! 686 standards and recommendations Developed by AAP/APHA health and safety experts Full text is available at: http://nrckids.org/CFOC/index.html Print copies from: AAP, APHA, NAEYC http://tinyurl.aap.org/pub38873 Caring for Our Children: National Health and Safety Performance Standards Guidelines for Early Care and Education Programs, 3rd Ed AAP Key Resources
Overview: HCCA Overview: HCCA www.healthychildcare.org Includes more than 50 quick reference fact sheets on common diseases and symptoms featuring: Easy-to-understand explanations Strategies for limiting spread of infection Exclusion and readmission criteria Guidance on which situations require immediate medical attention http://tinyurl.aap.org/pub52359 (Available as an AAP eBook) Managing Infectious Diseases in Child Care and Schools: A Quick Reference Guide, 2 nd Ed AAP Key Resources
Overview: HCCA Overview: HCCA www.healthychildcare.org Includes more than 35 quick-access fact sheets that describes specific conditions, like: Also includes: –Care plans –Emergency planning recommendations –Ready-to-use sample letters & forms –Medication administration issues Managing Chronic Health Needs in Child Care and Schools: Quick Reference Guide AAP Key Resources – Allergies – Asthma – Autism – Diabetes – Heart conditions & Defects – Seizures http://tinyurl.aap.org/pub92742 (Available as an AAP eBook)
Overview: HCCA Overview: HCCA www.healthychildcare.org Contact Information Mail: American Academy of Pediatrics Department of Community and Specialty Pediatrics Division of Developmental Pediatrics & Preventive Services Early Education and Child Care Initiatives 141 Northwest Point Blvd Elk Grove Village IL 60007 Phone: 888-227-5409 Fax: 847-228-7320 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Web site: www.healthychildcare.org