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 2017 Health Institute

Doubletree Oak Brook / Oak Brook, Illinois

Sleeping Room Rate: $125.00/ Single
For reservations call: 1-800-560-7753
Cut off Date: April 10, 2017


PRE-CONFERENCE EVENT: TUESDAY, MAY 2, 2017: Region V New Health Manager Orientation

This training is designed to provide new Health Managers with information, tools and resources to support their work in ensuring the health, safety and well-being of the children and families they service.


Topics to be covered include:

  • Strategies for Managing Timelines
  • Working with Community Partners
  • Review of Key Head Start Health Areas, Including:
    • Physical Health
    • Oral Health
    • Safe Environments
    • Managing Infectious Disease
    • Health Services Advisory Committee
    • Emergency Preparedness
    • Mental Health


IHSA’s Health Institute provides training for Head Start staff who work with families on all aspects of health including physical and mental well-being including oral health, developmental screening, obesity prevention, health insurance, program monitoring, safety, emergency preparedness, and much more.
Audience: Managers, Consultants and Coordinators all in the areas of Mental Health, Nutrition, and General Health as well as Program Directors, and Family Service Workers looking to expand their knowledge in the area of health.

FEATURED SESSION during Health Institute: Your Journey Together: Building Resilience of Children and Families
Your Journey Together is a strength-based curriculum designed to promote the social and emotional wellbeing and resilience of vulnerable children and families. This Train-the-Coach event will teach you how you can empower parents to promote safe, trusting, and healing environments—all key elements of a trauma sensitive program. Learn how to teach parents to use every-day routines, activities, and interactions to promote resilience in young children and parents as well.