Keeping Health in Head Start: Lessons Learned from Dental Care

July 2003

The Administration has proposed a change in Head Start that would transfer oversight to some states and give them authority to determine the range of services provided to enrolled preschoolers. These demonstration states would no longer need to adhere to federal program requirements to provide dental services. These proposed changes raise concerns for the fate of health care in Head Start and for the fate of Head Start's core principle that learning depends on children being healthy.

To read this brief in its entirety, please click on the above attached PDF.

More From CDHP

Stay Updated

Keep updated on the latest news from CDHP.


or Subscribe via RSS ›

Teeth Matter

Read our blog

Click here ›

Did you know?

52% }
of new military recruits couldn't be deployed because of dental problems.
More on the state of dental health ›