WHAT: SCCOE Head Start has been accepted in the UCLA and Johnson & Johnson Health Care Institute and the National Center on Health's Innovative Health Literacy Improvement Program, based on the "What to Do When My Child Gets Sick" book series.
Research shows that parents who have gone through this training curriculum and received a copy of the health information book, reported a 48-percent reduction in emergency room visits, and a 37.5-percent reduction in unnecessary health clinic visits. This has resulted in approximately 42 percent fewer work days missed by the parents and an estimated $554 annual cost savings in ER/clinic visits per each family trained.
By delivering this easy to understand, and culturally sensitive training to Head Start families, we strive to not only improve children's health and attendance. We also empower parents to make more informed decisions about their child's health and reduce the burden of unnecessary ER, and clinic visits on our healthcare system.
WHERE: R.O. Hardin School Cafeteria
881 Line St. Hollister, CA 95023
WHEN: 3 – 5 p.m. on Monday, March 20, and Monday, May 1
CONTACT: Rocio Arnett (408) 205-8518
ABOUT SCCOE Head Start:
SCCOE Head Start provides early, continuous, intensive, and comprehensive child development and family support services to low-income families with children from birth-to-age-5 as Head Start grantee in Santa Clara and San Benito counties. The program promotes school readiness by enhancing the social and cognitive development of children through the provision of educational, health, nutritional, social and other support services. Our services are provided in centers: home-based visitation and inclusion classrooms within area school districts.
For more information visit: www.myheadstart.org
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