Child Health Programs

Growing Up Healthy

Orange County Partnership for Young Children

Program contact: Maria Hitt, 403-6950

The Growing Up Healthy Initiative builds from the Partnership’s successful implementation of SHAPE NC and 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 utilized. In addition, the program will offer community outreach and consultation on enhancing outdoor learning environments and using S(Science)T(Technology)E(Engineering)M(Math) to support early learning.

Assuring Better Child Health and Development (ABCD)

KidSCope, Chapel Hill Training and Outreach Project

Program contact: Alexandra Morris, 919-593-4655

The ABCD program provides on-site training and technical assistance to medical practice sites to facilitate the identification and referral of children ages 0-5 who may benefit from early intervention services. Technical assistance provides physicians and site staff with support in the use of standardized, validated developmental screening tools and referral of children found to be at-risk for developmental delay or disability.

Hispanic Outreach Program

KidSCope, Chapel Hill Training and Outreach Project

Program contact: Linda Foxworth, 919-644-6590

The KidSCope Hispanic Outreach program provides culturally appropriate evidence-based mental health therapy to Spanish speaking children ages birth to five and their families. The program provides assessments, case management, and appropriate referral to community resources to address individual needs.