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Tuesday, February 21 • 11:30am - 12:30pm
Breakout Session 4: Health and Nutrition Managers Networking LIMITED

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This session will be an in-person networking session and the following have been identified by health coordinators as important topics:

1) We will provide a space for review and deeper discussion around health and nutrition policies and procedures. Paricipants should bring the ones for their program that they'd like to look at and get support on. 

 2) Bring scenarios or situations that you'd like to discuss and work through: for example:

  • how to provide services to children with an acute medical need such as a child who has surgery, breaks a bone, etc- when can they return to class, what kind of documentation needs to be in place, who is responsible for what, etc. (what are the procedures that need to be in place)

3) Participants should bring their favorite wellness activities to share with the group. We will weave these in throughout the day. For example a favorite breathing activity, movement moment, favorite song, etc.

4)Additional topics that people had an interest in seeing how other programs are handling.

  • Final Rule Mitigation Policy and Procedure- bring yours
  • Building and Maintaining a robust HSAC- connecting with community partners, how can it support your work,
  • Going Paperless- who is doing it, how was it implemented, what are the upsides and challenges
  • Federal review including the FA2- has anyone had theirs? How did you prepare? Etc
  • Lead- does someone have a contact person at the state?

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Dr. Michelle Homer-Anderson

Health Specialist, Region 10 HS/EHS TTA
Dr. Michelle Homer Anderson has over 25 years of experience in the medical field and 13 years working with children, families and staff in birth-to-five Head Start settings. Michelle has been providing training & technical assistance to Region 10 Head Start and Early Head Start grantees... Read More →
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Merlene Wilson

Health Manager, WICAP Head Start
Hello,  I am Merlene Wilson.  I am the Wellness Specialist for WICAP Head Start.  I have worked at WICAP for 24 years and my focus has always been children's health. My youngest daughter was enrolled in Head Start back in 1997.  Her family advocate at the time encouraged me to... Read More →

Tuesday February 21, 2023 11:30am - 12:30pm MST
Clearwater Room