Building Health Literacy and Family Engagement in Head Start Communities : A Case Study

Bhavna Sivanand, MBA, MPH, [email protected] at UCLA Anderson School of Management, and Northrop Nonprofit Consulting; Ariella Herman, MS, PhD, UCLA/Johnson & Johnson Health Care Institute, Harold and Pauline Price Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation, and UCLA Anderson School of Management; Carol Teutsch, MD, Health Care Institute; Steven Teutsch, MD, MPH, UCLA Fielding School of Public Health, Public Health Institute, and Leonard D. Schaeffer Center for Health Policy and Economics, University of Southern California. April 14, 2017

This discussion paper provides a case study to discuss how parent engagement improves health behaviors and health outcomes for mothers and head start children.  It talks about how improving family engagement and health literacy can improve health outcomes.  The paper is meant to direct future policy direction.  Click here to download.