Potential Candidates About the NHSA Health Services Credentials Program The NHSA Health Services Credentials Program is designed especially for Head Start health services providers! This professional development course offers an opportunity for health services staff to demonstrate their knowledge and skills. The credential course is competency-based and organized in a self-study, portfolio format.
Research For fifty years, research and evaluation have documented Head Start's impact on school readiness, academic achievement, health, family stability, and long-term success. As a nonprofit membership and advocacy organization, NHSA sees its role in research as:
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Research by Topic Below are links to compilations of research on some of the most important topics for Head Start practitioners. While these aim to gather useful resources and research, they are by no means exhaustive. For additional research sources and strategies for navigating them, visit Accessing and Reading Research.
May 6th, 2015 - 2:00 PM EDT
Health, Relationships, and Social Capital
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congress has passed, and the President is expected to sign, the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015, a measure to permanently replace Medicare's physician payment formula and repeal the Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR). This measure includes a 2 year extension for Maternal, Infant, Early Childhood Home Visiting (MIECHV). The following statement should be attributed to Yasmina Vinci, Executive Director of the National Head Start Association.
Department of Health and Human Services
Emotions are shaped by our biology and environment, and how we think, feel, and act is shaped by mental health. What does mental health mean for a child? A Head Start staff member? A family unit?