Health Care

23 Mar · Lauren Till · No Comments

Event: BabyPalooza Baby & Maternity Expo

Becoming a parent can be overwhelming, especially to first-time parents. The Babypalooza Baby & Maternity Tour is here to help. The Babypalooza Expo and Parenting Conference Throughout the year we host baby and maternity expos where young couples can come and connect to local resources and learn all about what the community has to offer …


5 Aug · Lauren Till · No Comments

National Immunization Awareness Month

August is National Immunization Awareness Month! If you’ve ever wondered about the process vaccines go through to become recommended by the CDC, check out this infographic:


29 Jul · Lauren Till · No Comments

HMG Partners with Western Health Center

HMG Central Alabama Coordinator, Danna with Super Why Exciting things are happening in Central Alabama! Through our great partnership with Reach Out and Read-Alabama, Help Me Grow care coordinators are building relationships with pediatricians and engaging families in their medical home to demonstrate the impact reading can have on the developing brain and connect families …


8 Jul · Lauren Till · No Comments

How Childhood Trauma Affects Health Across a Lifetime

There is now scientific research that supports a direct link between early childhood experiences and physical health through both behavioral and biological pathways. In the Adverse Childhood Experience (ACE) Study of over 17,000 participants, individuals who had experienced multiple adverse events were also more likely to suffer from many of the leading causes of death …


25 Sep · Lauren Till · No Comments

Infant Healthy Development & Nurturing Relationships

We all know infants need parents, but what impact do caregivers have on social and emotional health? Check out this post from Too Small to Fail on infant mental health: “When a baby cries for attention or smiles for the first time, he is communicating with the people around him so that they can help …


21 Apr · Lauren Till · No Comments

National Minority Health Month

Autism Awareness, Week of the Young Child, Child Abuse Prevention, AND Minority Health – April is a busy month! Here’s what U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius has to say on National Minority Health Month: In April, we commemorate National Minority Health Month, a time to raise awareness about health disparities …


28 Feb · Lauren Till · No Comments

Reframing the Mental Health Issue

Photo Credit Dr. Paul Dworkin, of the Help Me Grow National Center, has updated his blog again! This month focuses on mental health… In a January 2014 New York Times op-ed column, Nicholas Kristof invited readers to suggest topics that deserve more attention this year. He offered up the topic of mental health as a …


3 Feb · Lauren Till · No Comments

Get Vaccinated!

Parents must make thousands of healthcare decisions for their children over the course of their lives. Immunizations are crucial to disease prevention and have multiple benefits. Consider the following statements from the Department of Health and Human Services: – Immunizations can save a child’s life. Because of advances in medical science, children can be protected …


Help Me Grow Alabama

Help Me Grow Alabama is an affiliate of the Help Me Grow National Network and a program of the Alabama Partnership for Children.


Help Me Grow Alabama is funded by the Alabama Department of Early Childhood Education through the Preschool Development Grant and the Alabama Department of Human Resources.


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