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Head Start of Greater Dallas has an Advanced Practice Nurse which coordinates the delivery of health & dental services. Each center is staffed by Health Specialists and Assistants, who ensure that every child receives a health screening within 45 days and dental screenings within 90 days of enrollment. This includes recording height and weights, vision screening, measuring blood pressure, and hearing screening.
Efforts are made to ensure that each family obtains a “medical home” and that all children eligible for Medicaid or CHIP are enrolled. The Health staff track immunization records and schedule all follow-up medical treatment.
Relationships with local dental providers help ensure that all children receive timely and appropriate care.