20 Jul · Lauren Till · No Comments

Guest Blogger: – Katie Naman Prince, Help Me Grow Alabama Director

I can not be more excited to be a part of the “perfect storm” that is currently happening within Alabama’s early childhood system of care. Early childhood professionals across all systems are working together to leverage resources and accomplish positive change in the most effective and efficient way – connecting children to services as early …


23 Mar · Lauren Till · No Comments

HMG Spotlight: Christi Mayo

Christi joined our team in January 2017 as the Help Me Grow (HMG) Northeast Alabama Regional Care Coordinator at United Way of Etowah County. Christi is a graduate of Auburn University and began her career at the Carroll County Chamber of Commerce in Carrollton, Georgia where she served as Vice President of Membership Services. She …


22 Jun · Lauren Till · No Comments

Alabama: 46th in Nation for Child Well-being

Mike Cason from reports, “Alabama’s national ranking on well-being of children fell to 46th in the latest annual report from the Annie E. Casey Foundation. It was the second straight year for Alabama to drop in the Kids Count Data Book, which lists 16 indicators of child well-being in four areas: economic, educational, health …


27 Apr · Lauren Till · No Comments

Help Me Grow and Strengthening Families

The following comes from the Center for the Study of Social Policy and is available in PDF. Help Me Grow (HMG) connects families with young children to community-based services and support. Through the HMG system, statewide partners and communities are mobilized to build collaboration across service sectors, including child health care, early care and education and family support. …


16 Mar · Lauren Till · No Comments

National Nutrition Month March is National Nutrition Month, an annual observance that encourages Americans to adopt a healthy eating pattern that includes nutritious and flavorful foods. Nutrition professionals and health and child care providers often celebrate this special month by providing educational and fun resources and treats to promote healthy eating at work and at home. This …


23 Dec · Lauren Till · No Comments

All Measures Matter

In his most recent blog post Dr. Dworkin reminds us that, “With respect to evaluating our impact on children’s optimal health development, the issue is not a matter of ‘either/or,’ but rather that all measures matter.” Wishing you very happy holidays from Help Me Grow Alabama as we seek to support optimal healthy development for all children!


2 Dec · Lauren Till · No Comments


Photo Credit Have you heard about Text4baby? Text4baby is a free mobile health service that provides health information in English and Spanish to women during pregnancy through a child’s first birthday. As the largest mobile health initiative in the nation, Text4baby reaches more than 900,000 moms and is available in all 50 states and the …


25 Nov · Lauren Till · No Comments

Raising of America

When parents and communities are squeezed, their young children pay the price. How can we do better? The acclaimed new documentary series, The Raising of America: Early Childhood and the Future of our Nation, shows how a strong start for all our kids leads to a healthier, more prosperous and more equitable nation.  From now …


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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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