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  • Child Care Health Consultants

    A Healthy Environment for Children

    Child Care ConsultantsThis Public Health Nursing program provides free health and safety-related consultation, staff training and referral for child care centers, child care homes, and other group care programs. Training of Child Care Health Consultants and Child Care Health Champions is also available through this program.

    A Pima County Health Department Child Care Health Consultant (CCHC) is a public health nurse or a registered dietician who has completed additional training based on the curriculum of the National Training Institute for Child Care Health Consultants and has knowledge about the health and safety of children and about child care settings. The CCHC is prepared to work directly with child care providers in family child care homes, centers, and other group care settings.

    Child Care Health Consultant Program Services

    CCHCs are available to help address immediate health and safety issues or quality improvement topics such as:
    Program Contact:
    Kathi Ford
    Phone: (520) 243-7761
    Fax: (520) 243-7866 
    Attn: Kathi Ford

    • Infection control and communicable disease
    • Immunizations
    • Safe infant sleep
    • Safety and injury prevention
    • Nutrition
    • Child abuse and neglect
    • Medication administration
    • Health and safety policies and procedures
    • Support for Arizona Empower Pack standards

    Resources

    First Things First Program Website

    Health & Safety Information:


    Partial funding for these services provided by Arizona Department of Health Services Bureau of Women's and Children's Health and the Arizona Early Childhood Development and Health Board.
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    3950 S. Country Club Road
    Ste. 100
    Tucson, AZ 85714

    (520) 243-7770


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