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Background: Head Start Program

  • Preschool program for low-income families, providing comprehensive learning and care for children ages birth through 5 years old.1
  • Receives federal funds through the Department of Health & Human Services. However, each Head Start program is a locally designed and implemented model based on local community needs and resources.1
  • One of many government requirements involves yearly health check-ups and up-to-date immunization records for all children enrolled.1
  • NSCA elicited services from Jefferson Center for Urban Health to investigate why some families have a difficult time completing the medical record requirements.