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ECPAC staff dedicated to health work:

Stephanie Henderson

~ Health Integration Coordinator: Stephanie.Henderson@nmetro.org / 303-255-5721

ECPAC Partners work hard to ensure children and families have access to the services they need.

Healthy children are better able to learn and succeed in life and in school

  • Age-appropriate motor skills and coordination enable children to participate in the full range of early learning activities
  • Stable, caring relationships in children’s early lives contribute to more positive school, teacher and peer experiences
  • Early developmental screening and intervention greatly increases children’s readiness for school and life
  • Increasing access to medical, oral, developmental, and mental health care and wellness

ECPAC helps health agencies and professionals provide coordinated, comprehensive health care to Adams County families

  • Think and plan together to meet childrens’ comprehensive needs
  • Share resources and best practices
  • Communicate with each other in a way that best supports families
  • Ensure appropriate referrals and provide support for families

 Social-Emotional Development and Early Childhood Mental Health

  • ECPAC works closely with Community Reach Center to provide Early Childhood Mental Health Consultation in Early Care and Education Programs and to Home Visitation – See Early Learning Efforts – Social Emotional or Project LAUNCH tab for more information
  • ECPAC works with community partners to provide Parenting Classes for families of young children to promote social emotional development – See the Project LAUNCH tab for more information
  • ECPAC works with community partners to help prevent exposure to toxic stress through a variety of strategies, including supporting New and Expecting Families around Parental Depression and Anxiety during the prenatal and postpartum period – click on the Maternal Mental Health link to the right

The Health Integration Action Team:

Goals:

The ECPAC Health Integration Action Team is focused on enhancing the system of comprehensive health care to support young children and families so that children have a healthy start to support readiness for school. ECPAC defines “health” comprehensively to include medical, oral, developmental and mental health.

Action Team Area of Focus/GOAL Milestone to achieve
Health   Integration Action Team 1.       Expand implementation of a comprehensive coordinated referral system for children 0-5 and women with PRD, to increase communication and care coordination between services providers, to deliver shared information and support to families as measured by tracking implementation of best practices per the agreed upon Referral Roadmap

2.       Implement a best practices model to increase family engagement, education, and support through increased engagement practices, common messaging and approach, and coordinated support as measured by tracking implementation of best practices per the agreed upon Referral Roadmap

Children’s health and early learning are   supported at home and in the community
Children meet individually appropriate   developmental milestones

 

The following ECPAC partners serve on the Health Integration Action Team and attend the ECPAC Advisory Council to help connect work across the ECPAC Strategic Action Teams:

Public Health:

Medical Health:

Mental Health:

Developmental Health:

Oral Health:

Early Learning:

Family/Community Support:

Other