Child Health Programs

KidSCope Child Care Consultant, Chapel Hill Training Outreach Project Inc.

Provides on-site consultation to child care providers to ensure children with behavioral problems are maintained in the classroom. Visit Chapel Hill Training Outreach’s website at www.chtop.org. Program Contact: Jessica James, 644-6590

Bilingual Childrens Resource Coordinator, Piedmont Health Services

The Bilingual Children’s Resource Coordination (BCRC) program, based at Piedmont Health’s Carrboro Community Health Center (CCHC), will provide families with information about health and human services and facilitate access to preventive care and early intervention services, as well as referrals helping to ensure that immigrant/refugee children are well prepared for a healthy start to school. The project will also provide outreach and advocacy with the immigrant and refugee communities at-large, collaborating with other agencies in events and initiatives targeting these populations. All program services will be provided on an ongoing basis by a full-time bilingual (Spanish-English) Coordinator (with access to Burmese/Korean interpreter). Program Contact: Teresa Wiley, 919-933-84941

SHAPE

Shape NC is designed to 1) support Local Partnerships’ efforts to address early childhood obesity in their communities, and 2) to build on the expertise of Local Partnerships by establishing Local Partnership training and technical as­sistance hubs who provide support to other nearby Partnerships. Shape NC is a $3 million, three-year partnership between The North Carolina Partnership for Children, Inc. (NCPC) and the Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Caro­lina Foundation. With a focus on the child care setting, Shape NC will increase knowledge of nutrition and the importance of physical activity practices among young children, their families and teachers, with the goal of increasing the number of young children in child care at a healthy weight.

The Health Access Coordination Program

The program aims to target Medicaid-enrolled children ages 0-5 with special health needs and connect them to regular well-child check ups. The Program coordinator will use appropriate materials to train medical providers in making referrals and will educate families on available resources, resulting in a more coordinated system. These services will be implemented by a specialist with expertise in child health and development and experience working with young children and their families.