The Boston Basics Campaign is inspired by the fact that 80% of brain growth happens in the first three years of life. During this period, skill gaps between socioeconomic, racial, and ethnic groups become clearly apparent, but this does not need to be. Everyday interactions between children, their parents, and other caregivers provide abundant opportunities to give children from every background a more equal start in life. The Basics are five, fun, simple, and powerful ways that every family can give every child a strong start beginning from birth: 1) maximize love, manage stress, 2) talk, sing and point, 3) count, group and compare, 4) explore through movement and play, and 5) read and discuss stories. The Basics Community Toolkit provides multi-media resources that healthcare and community-based organizations can use to engage and support parents and other caregivers in practicing these basics.The Boston Basics website and materials are also available in Spanish.
This webinar will focus on helping Healthy Start team members:
- Support participants in making healthy parenting choices
- Assist parents in creating safe environments for their young children
- Reinforce and clarify the advice and recommendations of babies’ health care providers
- Identify and help parents recognize warning signs that a baby or young child may be at risk.
- Describe recommendations for care of a child from birth to age 2.
- Discuss the importance of recommended well baby checks and describe tests and procedures that are performed during these visits.
- Identify warning signs that a baby or toddler may be at risk for medical or developmental problems.
Breastfeeding Depression Father/Partner Involvement Immunization Insurance Coverage Intimate Partner Violence Nutrition Parenting Education Patient-centered Medical Home Risk Assessment Safe Sleep Socio-emotional Development for Children Tobacco Cessation
- Updates from the Division of Healthy Start and Perinatal Services | DHSPS Slides | MCH Title V Block Grant Handout | EPIC Slides | EPIC Center Services Handout
- Collective Impact and Your Community Action Network: Developing a Common Agenda | Slides | Slides | Phases of Collective Impact Handout | Tools for Steering Committees Handout
- ACES Screening in Home Visiting Program | Slides
Bright Futures uses an evidence-driven, developmentally-based approach to address children’s health needs in the context of family and community. The website includes a range of evidence-based resources and systems-oriented tools for health care professionals, parents, and youth-serving organizations striving to improve the health and well-being of all children.
Early Head Start provides early, continuous, intensive, and comprehensive child development and family support services to low-income infants and toddlers and their families, and pregnant women and their families.
Healthy People provides science-based, 10-year national objectives for improving the health of all Americans. For three decades, Healthy People has established benchmarks for various health domains (such as MCH) and monitored progress to encourage collaboration across communities and sectors, empower individuals to make informed health decisions, and measure the impact of prevention activities.
Alcohol/Drug Services Backbone Organization Breastfeeding Budgeting Case Management/Care Coordination Chronic Disease Common Agenda Communication Community and Organizational Partnerships Community Engagement Community Needs Assessment Continuous Communication Contracting Cultural Competence Data Utilization Depression EBP Implementation Father/Partner Involvement Group Processes/Facilitation Health Equity Health Literacy Healthy Weight Home Visiting Human Resources Immunization Insurance Coverage Intimate Partner Violence Leadership Life Course Model Mutually Reinforcing Activities Nutrition Oral Health Other Parenting Education Participant Recruitment and Retention Partner Involvement Patient-centered Medical Home Policy Prenatal Care and Education Prevention Program evaluation Project Management Project Risk Project Schedule Project Scope Quality Improvement Reproductive Life Planning/Family Planning Risk Assessment Root Cause Analysis Safe Sleep Shared Measurement Social Determinants of Health Socio-emotional Development for Children STDs including HIV Strategic Planning Tobacco Cessation
NHSA is committed to improving birth outcomes and health disparities that exist within communities of color throughout the US. As the membership association for Healthy Start programs nationwide, NHSA promotes the development of community-based maternal and child health programs, particularly those addressing the issues of infant mortality, low birth weight and racial disparities in perinatal outcomes.
A national nonprofit organization that provides parents, professionals, and policymakers the knowledge and know-how to nurture early development. The website includes resources on child development and behavior, early care and education, child maltreatment, and public policy.
Breastfeeding Early Elective Delivery Home Visiting Life Course Model Parenting Education Prenatal Care and Education Reproductive Life Planning/Family Planning Social Determinants of Health Socio-emotional Development for Children
On November 16-18, 2015, all Healthy Start grantees attended the 2015 Healthy Start Convention: Achieving Measurable Outcomes that Make a Difference for Women, Families, and Communities in Washington, DC.
The purpose of the Convention was to convene the Healthy Start grantee community to build momentum, garner synergy, and propel the Healthy Start initiative towards greater success in improving perinatal health outcomes by sharing best practices, building skills, and increasing knowledge for providing high-quality services to women and their families.
Materials from the Convention are available below.
- Convention Welcome | Opening Slides
- Data for Decision Making and Healthy Start | Science of Healthy Start Slides
- Implementing Healthy Start: National Perspectives
- Keynote Plenary: Marketing & Communication Strategies that Work | Slides
Breakout Session I: Collective Impact Peer Learning Network (PLN)
Breakout Session II: Quality Improvement to Strengthen Service Delivery
- Making Sense of Your Data | Slides | PME Steps Handout | Presentation References
- Introduction to Building an Organizational Culture of Quality Improvement | Slides | Session Notes
- Enhancing a Culture of Quality (Advanced) | Slides
- Linking Health Start Benchmarks, PDSA Cycles, and Measuring Impact | Slides | Flow Chart | Benchmark Statistics | PRAMS Handout
- Evaluating Collective Impact | Slides | Handout
- When to Adopt, Adapt, or Abandon in the PDSA Process | Slides | Cox Slides
- From Complex to Concrete: Teaching PDSA to Your Direct Service Staff (Train-the-Trainer) | Slides | Handout
Breakout Session III: Enhancing Quality Service Delivery (Resources, Training, and Information)
- The Reproductive Life Plan: From Concept to Practice | Slides
- Literacy from 0-24 Months & Well Child Visits | Slides
- Using the Empowerment Model for Referral and Follow-up
- Motivational Interviewing: Conversations that Promote Smoking Cessation | Open-Ended Questions Handout | Observer Handout | Web Resources
- Implementing Evidence-Based Programs | Session Notes
- Breastfeeding Support and Safe Sleep | Daniels Slides | Bronheim Slides
Breakout Session IV: Strengthening Communication/Marketing Strategies
- Launching Evaluation Results – What Next? (Dissemination Plans) | Beasley Slides | Bragg Slides
- Publishing Basics: Effectively Expressing What the Data Says and What People Say About Your Services | Kogan Slides | Berry Slides
- Developing Your Elevator Speech | Slides
- Using Presentation Software to Resonate | Slides
- Writing for Your Audience | Slides | NIH Plain Language Checklist | HRSA Plain Language Checklist
- Getting Started with Social Media | Slides | HIV Prevention Goes Social: Using Social to Create, Connect, and Come Together | HIV Prevention Goes Social Part II: Social Media Strategy, Policy & Monitoring Workbook
- Innovative Marketing Strategies for Special Populations | Presentation
Project Management 101
Reach Out and Read is an evidence-based non-profit organization of medical providers who promote early literacy and school readiness in pediatric exam rooms nationwide by integrating children’s books and advice to parents about the importance of reading aloud into well-child visits. Reach Out and Read builds on the unique relationship between parents and medical providers to develop critical early reading skills in children, beginning in infancy.