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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
Focus Areas

Health Priorities   

Based on data from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention and the IHS, Early Head Start and Head Start American Indian and Alaska Native children suffer from a disproportionate burden of injuries, homicide, dental decay, obesity and diabetes, and unsafe environments. Based on data and community need's assessments, we are currently implementing specific health priorities that are proven to improve health outcomes for the child, family, and community. The initiatives will not only have a positive effect on health challenges, but will also strengthen local capacity and health provider outreach to Head Start grantees in an effort to sustain and expand health preventive services provided at a local level.

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