The UCLA Health Care Institute, housed in the Price Center, builds leadership and management capacity in organizations serving early childhood needs. The institute uses an innovative management based approach to prevent disease, promote health and empower underserved families and children in the United States. HCI has a portfolio of low literacy health education topics that are culturally sensitive and includes:
HCI provides a structured set of tools and processes for strategic implementation of health promotion, and incorporates various learning formats: in-person education sessions, reading materials and toolkits, webinars and parent trainings. Organization teams also participate as if they were parents in a mock parent-training session that allows teams to experience firsthand what parents would experience during a parent training session.
Since 2001, the HCI has trained over 120,000 families in 10 languages and in 50 states. Its training methodology is used by over 300 Head Start grantees and has consistently delivered measurable outcomes in improving knowledge, changing behavior, and reducing unnecessary utilization of health care services.
Health literacy is taking center stage as an imperative for improving health care and health outcomes. HCI recognizes that to effectively disseminate knowledge and empower families, materials had to be tailored to the audience’s literacy level, language and culture. HCI recognizes that improving health literacy is a key stepping-stone to creating healthier families, healthier children and healthier communities.
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The UCLA Health Care Institute is a partner in the National Center on Early Childhood Health and Wellness (NCECHW), which is funded and jointly managed by the Administration for Children and Families (ACF), Office of Head Start and Office of Child Care in partnership with the Health Resource Services Administration/Maternal and Child Health Bureau/Division of Home Visiting and Early Childhood Systems. NCECHW is part of the federal early childhood training and technical assistance (T/TA) system, designed to build capacity and create sustainable early childhood practices at the regional, state and local levels.Federal early childhood training and technical assistance(T/TA)system
As part of NCECHW, HCI is conducting a national training for Head Start and Early Head Start grantees. For more information on this training please see links below:
Master Lecture: Engaging Families in the Health and Well-Being of their Children: The Health Literacy Approach, The ACF National Research Conference on Early Childhood, presented on July 12, 2016.
Out of the classroom and into the community: medical students consolidate learning about health literacy through collaboration with Head Start
Poster Presentation on "Eat Healthy, Stay Active!: A Collaborative Partnership between Central Missouri Community Action Head Start and University of Missouri School of Medicine”
Preventing Chronic Disease: How a Population Health Approach Improves Health and Reduces Disparities: The Case of Head Start, 2016
Predictors of Sustained Implementation of Low-Literacy Health Education Programs
A Structured Management Approach to Implementation of Health Promotion Interventions in Head Start
"Eat Healthy, Stay Active!": A Coordinated Intervention to Improve Nutrition and Physical Activity Among Head Start Parents, Staff, and Children
Empowering low-income parents with skills to reduce excess pediatric emergency room and clinic visits through a tailored low literacy training intervention
Impact of a Health Literacy Intervention on Pediatric Emergency Department Use
Reducing the Use of Emergency Medical Resources Among Head Start Families: A Pilot Study
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