Save-the-date from the National Center on Early Childhood Health and Wellness

Health Care Institute

April 4–5, 2018
Albuquerque, NM

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parents engaged; increased health and wellness leads to increased school readiness; 29% decrease in school days missed

The Health Care Institute (HCI) is designed to help Head Start and Early Head Start grantees improve the health of their staff, families, and children. The HCI approach is an evidenced-based model that has been shown to improve class attendance, school readiness, and the health literacy of staff and families. It also strengthens management capacity around key health issues. The Institute's comprehensive approach to health promotion can transform the way grantees think and act about building a culture of health.

About the Institute

This training spans a three-year period (2018–2020) to ensure that grantees have the time and resources to increase health knowledge and awareness. Subject areas are strategically introduced to grantees. The goal is that they have the chance to learn the material, integrate it into their organizations' systems, and then bring that learning into the community. The training includes in-person sessions, materials and toolkits, webinars, and parent trainings.

Join the National Center on Early Childhood Health and Wellness for the HCI kick-off training on April 4–5, 2018 in Albuquerque, NM.

Target Audience

  • All Head Start and Early Head Start directors, health managers and staff, family services staff, and other program leaders
  • Grantees with existing center-based and family child care partnerships

How to Apply

Select the links below for more details and to apply for the training:

Completed applications must be postmarked by Dec. 8, 2017. Accepted programs will be notified by Monday, Jan. 15, 2018.


If you have questions, please contact Trisha Wright at 573-443-8706, ext. 1092, or by email at

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