Monday, September 28, 2015

Vaccines save lives!

Vaccines save lives! This was the message shared by Child Care Health Consultant Dorothy Rawleigh on September 24 at the Chatham County Public Library. Rawleigh, who works with the Chatham County Public Health Department, presented a training on Childhood Immunizations to a group of 25 early educators.

Rawleigh dispelled common myths about vaccines and encouraged early educators to work with parents to ensure that children in early care settings are up to date on their shots.

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Wednesday, September 23, 2015

CCHCs celebrated!

Two Child Care Health Consultants covering Jackson, Haywood and Swain counties in western North Carolina were celebrated recently by Safe Kids Jackson County for their role in preventing childhood injuries!

Meagan Cagle (far left) and Janelle Midgett (4th from left) finished their CCHC training course this year and are both certified child passenger safety technicians.

Meagan works with child care facilities in Jackson and Swain counties and Janelle works with Haywood county. They are both employed by the Jackson county health department and are funded by Region A Partnership for Children.

Articles about the celebration appeared in the Macon County News and other local papers.

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Newest CCHCs in training!

On September 1, the latest cohort started their journey to becoming qualified Child Care Health Consultants when they met at the North Carolina Botanical Garden in Chapel Hill.

Shown here - left to right - is Lisa Harrell from Martin county, Kelly Mendenhall from Alamance county, Natalie Williams from Yadkin county, Elka Gibbs from Macon county. In the back row is Jeannie Reardon, Jen Kozaczek and Mary Cleary representing the NC Child Care Health and Safety Resource Center, Missy Jablonski from Iredell county and Meghan Phillips from Graham county.

Please help give them a warm welcome and wish them much luck on their journey!