This set of 9 fact sheets for programs that serve families makes the case and provides implementation tips for fully and effectively engaging fathers. The fact sheets describe the importance of involved fathers for improving maternal and child health outcomes, supporting children’s early learning and reducing family and community violence. They also provide best practice do’s and don’ts, tips for attracting fathers to programs, and father-inclusive evaluation strategies.
This policy report highlights the need to support young fathers by providing recommendations for child welfare system policy and practice change. Research shows that the relationship between fathers and their children is essential to the well-being of families and the healthy development of children, however little attention is paid to the importance of engaging young fathers under age 26, particularly young fathers who are involved with child welfare systems. This report provides recommendations on how systems can better focus on father involvement to increase positive outcomes for fathers, their children and families.
- Meeting Agenda
- Updates from the Division of Healthy Start and Perinatal Services | HS EPIC Center Slides | Healthy Start Convention Save the Date
- Listening Sessions with Title V Director | MCH Title V Block Grant Handout
- Applying Continuous Quality Improvement Techniques to a Healthy Start Program | Slides
- Electronic Data Collection Best Practices for Home Visiting | Slides | MIECHV Issue Brief on Centralized Intake Systems
- Improving Healthy Start Participant Recruitment | Slides
- Collective Impacts and Your Community Action Network | Slides | Tools for Steering Committees Handout | Phases of Collective Impact Handout
- 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
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
- Meeting Agenda
- Case Management-Care Coordination: Moving Participants from Here to There | Slides
- Understanding the Evaluation Process for Healthy Start Projects | Slides
- Participant Recruitment, Retention, and Engagement | Slides
- The Community Reference System | Worksheet
- Top 100 Engagement | Worksheet
- The Stakeholder Engagement Wheel | Worksheet
- DC, MD, NJ Healthy Start Projects | Slides
- MCH Title V Block Grant | Handout
- Healthy Start EPIC Center | Services Offered Handout
- The Healthy Start Collective Impact Peer Learning Network | Overview Handout
Exposure to traumatic events is an extremely common occurrence in the U.S. In fact, most individuals, particularly women and girls, will experience multiple traumatic events as children and throughout their lives. These experiences have the potential to dramatically impact behavioral health which subsequently often translates into challenges with physical, mental and social well-being. In this brief introduction to these issues, we will present an overview of the prevalence of traumatic exposure and the relationship of trauma to health. In addition, we will provide basic introductory information and principles on the concept and implementation of Trauma-Informed Care (TIC). Understanding trauma and incorporating TIC principles into Healthy Start programs has the potential to prevent retraumatization and better engage participants in care and services. Please join the EPIC Center and Michelle Hoersch, Region V Coordinator for the Office on Women’s Health for a 60 minute Ask the Expert webinar which will cover the importance of integrating trauma-informed care specific to the Healthy Start community. Ms. Hoersch will also share valuable resources for learning more about the approach. During the webinar, you will have ample opportunity to ask Ms. Hoersch questions.
Following this webinar, participants will be able to:
- Understand the terms “trauma exposure” and “adverse childhood experiences”
- Be knowledgeable about the prevalence of various common traumatic events in the U.S.
- Increase awareness of the relationship among exposure to traumatic events and behavioral, physical and mental health, and well-being
- Be aware of the concept of Trauma-Informed Care (TIC) and basic principles of TIC and how to make simple adjustments to programming and service delivery to dramatically reduce risk of retraumatization and increase likelihood of improved engagement in care
- Access trauma-informed care resources and training opportunities