Institute:Office of National Coordinator (ONC) Workforce Training Curriculum
Component:Introduction to Health Care and Public Health in the U.S.
Unit:Delivering Health Care - Part 1
Lecture:Organization of Health Care and the Federal, State, and Local Levels
Slide content:Administration for Children and Families (ACF) Addresses the economic and social well-being of children, families, individuals, communities Vulnerable populations Programs are both national and regional Well-known program: Head Start 6
Slide notes:The Administration for Children and Families, or ACF, operates federal programs that encourage economic independence, social well-being, and quality of life. Although this agency targets children and families, it also addresses individuals and entire communities. Vulnerable populations are a special focus, such as people with disabilities, foreign-born individuals, Native Americans, and victims of human trafficking. One current initiative, "Let's Move! Child Care, is an effort to promote child health by encouraging physical activity and healthier nutrition practices in early care and education settings. Another initiative seeks to build the supply and stability of high quality family child care providers. Head Start, a program of the ACF, promotes school readiness among young children by working to improve health, nutrition, educational attainment, and social development. The Early Head Start program targets pregnant women as well as infants and toddlers. 6