Child Health Programs

Growing Up Healthy

Orange County Partnership for Young Children

Growing Up Healthy provides assessment, technical assistance, consultation and training to childcare facilities to help improve health outcomes for children in care. Various best practice models such as Nutrition and Physical Activity Self-Assessment for Child Care (NAP SACC) and Be Active Kids are used. In addition, the program offers community outreach and consultation on enhancing outdoor learning environments, supports Farm to Early Care and Education through the establishment of gardens, and promotes using Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) to support early learning. For more information, please see Growing Up Healthy Initiative.

Contact: Maria Hitt 919-967-9091 ext. 217

Assuring Better Child Health and Development (ABCD)

KidSCope, Chapel Hill Training and Outreach Project

ABCD provides training and technical assistance to Orange County primary care medical practices to facilitate the identification of children ages birth to five who may benefit from early intervention services. Technical assistance is provided to physicians and their staff to support the use of standardized, validated developmental screening tools and referral of children found to be at-risk for developmental delay or disability, including autism.

Contact: Alexandra Morris 919-593-4655

KidSCope Hispanic Outreach Program

KidSCope, Chapel Hill Training and Outreach Project

The KidSCope Hispanic Outreach program provides culturally appropriate evidence-based mental health therapy to Spanish speaking children ages birth to five and their families in Orange County, NC. This project will be staffed by a Licensed Mental Health Provider who is familiar with tools and strategies appropriately suited to support the social/emotional health of Hispanic children and families. Services may be conducted in the homes of families or the KidSCope office. A mental health specialist provides assessments, case management, and appropriate referral to community resources to address individual needs.

Contact: Linda Foxworth 919-644-6590