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Health Services Advisory Committee


NOCAC Child Development will establish and maintain a Health Services Advisory Committee (HSAC) which will be comprised of Head Start/Early Head Start (HS/EHS) parents, professionals, community representatives, volunteers and NOCAC Program staff.


  1. The HSAC meets as an entire body one time each program year.
    1. During the meetings, when the entire committee is convened, the committee summarizes the area plans and offers advice and input.
    2. NOCAC HS/EHS parents, professionals, community representatives, volunteers, program staff and other persons identified through the needs of our local communities should be present at the meeting.
    3. Program staff does not have any voting rights.
    4. Additional meetings may be convened as needed throughout the program year.
  2. Purposes of the HSAC include helping the program stay abreast of current community health needs and recommending necessary interventions for children and families.
  3. Listed below are some activities that HSAC and subcommittees may be involved in:
    1. Provides input into health program planning for staff, children and families
    2. Assists in solving health program problems
    3. Evaluates the Health, Mental Health, Disabilities and Nutrition programs
    4. Provides new ideas for services and education
    5. Advises on Dental resources and procedures
    6. Facilitates provisions of health services and education
  4. NOCAC HS/EHS parents are active participants on the HSAC and are encouraged to
    1. Share their concerns, experiences, knowledge and feelings regarding the health of their children in the NOCAC HS/EHS Program
    2. Share their concerns and interests to health and program requirements and services
    3. Provide feedback on the utilization of health resources.
  5. HSAC meeting minutes include dates of meeting, attendees, agendas and topics discussed.
    1. The Health and Safety Manager is responsible for maintaining the roster of current HSAC Members.

Forms and Additional Guidance:

This policy complies with the following

Head Start Program Performance Standard:    1302.40 (b)
ODJFS Child Care Manual:    
CACFP Regulation:    
Caring for Our Children:    
Other Sources:    


Effective Date:   8/7/17 Reviewed Date:   06/07/22
Approved By Policy Council:   8/7/17 Revision Approved By Policy Council:    
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