Funded Programs

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Community Health Initiative Napa County
Napa Children’s Health Insurance Program

Community Resources for Children
Quality Early Learning Starting Points

Cope Family Center
Healthy Families America (HFA) Baby Steps Program

On The Move
Family Early Literacy Initiative

Mentis: Napa’s Center for Mental Health Services
Family Mental Health Treatment Program

Napa County, Health and Human Services, Public Health Division
Therapeutic Child Care Center

ParentsCAN
Healthcare Program

Queen of the Valley Medical Center Community Outreach
Queen’s Mobile Dental Oral Health Services

UpValley Family Centers
Parents As Educators

COMMUNITY HEALTH INITIATIVE NAPA COUNTY

Napa Children’s Health Insurance Program

The Community Health Initiative Napa County (CHI) provides health insurance-related services that are responsive and up-to-date to the rapidly changing health insurance landscape. CHI provides case management services to hard-to-reach families to enroll children in health insurance and keep them enrolled. CHI also provides vital education on how to fully use insurance benefits and the health care system. In addition, CHI trains the application assistants employed by several other local nonprofits, maintains an ongoing training program and provides technical assistance countywide. This has been a vital component of CHI services as health insurance services change at a rapid pace as a result of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). CHI will also coordinate with and support the Quality Counts Team.

Community Resources for Children

Quality Early Learning Starting Points

Community Resources for Children’s (CRC) Integrated Early Learning Program includes Active Minds & Early Learning Activities, Early Learning Partners, and the Toy Library and Early Learning Center. Together, these pillars target children, educators and parents to support early learning so that the children of Napa County are prepared to succeed in school and in life.

The Active Minds program is a bilingual, play-based school readiness program that serves children ages 2 to 3 years old and their families. Active Minds provides early childhood education experiences in a variety of key dimensions of a child’s early development and learning.

Toy Library & Early Learning Center has been serving families, since 1978. To enrich the lives of children ages 0-5 years, educational and developmentally appropriate toys and materials are available to families and early childhood caregivers and providers.

The Early Learning Partners of CRC are an integral part of the Quality Counts countywide initiative. In collaboration with others in the initiative, the team will support early learning quality improvement activities. Partners will also ensure that all other services and programs at CRC are closely aligned and leverage Quality Counts.

Cope Family Center

Healthy Families America (HFA) Baby Steps Program

Beginning in 2011, Cope Family Center (Cope) began implementing the Healthy Families America (HFA) Home Visiting Model. This is a nationally recognized evidence-based home visiting program designed to work with high-risk families to help prevent child maltreatment and strengthen and stabilize the family.

Voluntary participation in HFA services begins prenatally or shortly thereafter. Visits are intensive and slowly become less frequent throughout the 3 to 5-year duration. Case managers work with families to address the often transgenerational histories of trauma, intimate partner violence, mental health and substance abuse issues. Through this work, the HFA model aims to see, “all children receive nurturing care from their family essential to leading a healthy and productive life.”

Mentis: Napa’s Center for Mental Health Services

Family Mental Health Treatment Program

The nonprofit mental health agency, Mentis provides affordable mental health services and support to Napa County residents. Its Family Mental Health Treatment Program aims to improve the mental health of families with children 0-5 years by helping parents and guardians become more effective caregivers. Through this program, Mentis provides two primary critical mental health treatment services to uninsured and underserved families with children 0-5 years that address psychosocial needs: Mentis provides mental health treatment to parents, and when needed and appropriate, screening and assessment of children 0-5 years.

Napa County, Health and Human Services, Public Health Division

Therapeutic Child Care Center

First 5 Napa has provided funds to the Therapeutic Child Care Center (TCCC) since 2001 and was a focused funding initiative to the Infant-Parent Mental Health Project from 2005 to 2008. The Infant-Parent Mental Health Project was designed to enhance early childhood mental health services in Napa County.

First 5 funds are used to support staff within the TCCC to provide innovative prevention and early intervention services to high-risk children from birth to 36 months and their families. TCCC children are supported in meeting developmental and social milestones, mental health functioning and in improving parent-child relationships. Children who enroll at the TCCC are considered to be at risk for mental health, attachment and developmental disorders because of chronically stressful circumstances that impact their emotional and neurophysiological development.

On The Move

Family Early Literacy Initiative

On The Move’s Family Early Literacy Initiative provides a series of evidence-based curriculums to promote parents reading to their children, establish other early literacy routines and orient families to the standards surrounding literacy within the Napa Valley Unified School District.

ParentsCAN

Healthcare Program

Using a parent-to-parent approach and medical home practices, ParentsCAN (PCAN) aims to increase access and utilization of appropriate health, developmental, social-emotional and social services available for newborns, infants and young children age birth to 5 years with special health care needs. The focus is on reaching families of young children who have a high risk of developing a special health care need and increased barrier to accessing early intervention services. Program components include outreach and education to medical providers and families, screening, referral and monitoring services and ongoing parent support and education.

PCAN is the lead of the Quality Counts Developmental Screener Committee. The committee is working to develop a system and protocol to support early learning professionals and, through its participation in the Quality Counts program, to provide or connect children with appropriate developmental screenings

Queen of the Valley Medical Center Community Outreach

Queen’s Mobile Dental Oral Health Services

The Queen of the Valley Mobile Dental Clinic (QVMDC) aims to improve access to oral health services. This comprehensive oral health program serves low-income children 6 months to 5 years of age through on-site visits to preschools and kindergartens. Preventive dental care, oral health education services, and dental treatment services are provided in the mobile dental clinic. QVMDC will also coordinate with and support the Quality Counts Team.

UpValley Family Centers

Parents As Educators

The UpValley Family Centers (UVFC) Parent As Educator program coordinates free, bilingual early literacy play groups for children and their caregivers, as well as evidence-based parent education workshops to increase parent’s awareness of early childhood development, improve parenting practices and increase children’s readiness for school.

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