Child Care Health Consultants

The North Carolina Partnership for Children (NCPC), in partnership with the NC Child Care Health and Safety Resource Center (NCCCHSRC), built statewide capacity and effectiveness for child care health consultation. The goal of the project was to increase the percentage of children with high needs who participate in ongoing health care as part of a schedule of well-child care and the percentage who are up-to-date in a schedule of well-child checks. 

The project established a statewide regional coaching model for Child Care Health Consultants (CCHCs) targeting promotion of a medical home and health literacy. Three regional coaches received intensive training and supervision in the new coaching model from the NCCCHSRC. The regional coaches trained CCHCs, who utilize the coaching model when they provide technical assistance to child care providers. Currently 73 CCHCs are providing training and technical assistance to child care programs in 56 counties. Two additional CCHCs were hired through the RTT-ELC grant to provide coaching, training, and technical assistance to child care providers in the four Transformation Zone counties (Beaufort, Bertie, Chowan, and Hyde).

NCPC evaluated the impact of the coaching model and the additional CCHCs in the Transformation Zone and the results will be posted by March 31, 2016.

This Activity was completed December 2016.

RTT-ELC Reform Area: Promoting Early Learning and Development Outcomes for Children