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Healthy Child Care Ohio

The Healthy Child Care Ohio (HCCO) program is a collaborative effort of health care professionals, child care providers and families working in partnership to improve the health of children in child care settings. It is a national effort of the Healthy Child Care America Campaign and is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services in partnership with the American Academy of Pediatrics. The campaign is based on the principle that families and child care providers can promote the healthy development of young children in child care and increase access to comprehensive and coordinated health care services.

HCCO coordinates a statewide Child Care Health Consultant network through a contract with the Ohio Child Care Resource and Referral Association. This network provides child care health consultants to work with child care providers on health and safety issues.

Child care health consultants (CCHCs) are registered nurses who promote health and safety in child care programs and help link families and child care providers to the health care community. CCHCs offer consultation and technical assistance to child care providers on site or via phone regarding a wide range of health and safety topics. The CCHCs also offer training which can be counted toward inservice requirements.

Mailing Address:
Ohio Department of Health
Healthy Child Care Ohio Program
246 North High Street
Columbus, OH 43215

Telephone: (614) 644-8389
Fax: (614) 728-9163

E-mail: BEIS@odh.ohio.gov

Last Updated: 7/6/05


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