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IHS Head Start Logo Indian Health Service Head Start Program

801 Vassar Dr., NE
Albuquerque, NM 87106
Phone: (505) 248-7694
Fax: (505) 248-7728

Tuesday, September 23, 2008
Home Head Start Providers Head Start Families
Nationwide Programs and Initiatives
Mission Statement

The IHS Head Start Program mission is to promote health activities that are proven to improve health outcomes for the EHS and HS child, family, staff and community by reducing the risks of chronic disease. The health priorities will have a positive effect on decreasing health disparities and strengthening local capacity and health provider outreach.

Program Goals
The IHS Head Start Program goals are:

  • To support the Head Start Bureau and the health objectives and performance standard requirements
  • To assist grantees in the development of health programs for children, family, staff and community
  • To develop programs that promote healthy lifestyle activities
  • To assist Head Start grantees in developing local and community partnerships.


Photo of children holding hands

This file last modified: Friday June 6, 2008  3:34 PM