Healthy Beginnings provides access to health and education and behavior services for young children and their families.
Healthy Beginnings provides universal screening services for about 700 children per year in Central Oregon. Community screening clinics for all children ages 0 to 5 are rotated from January through December in the communities of La Pine, Redmond, Sisters, Sunriver, Bend, Madras and Prineville. Using evidence based screening tools and trained volunteer specialists Healthy Beginnings provides screening in development (speech, motor and concepts), behavior, vision, hearing, health, dental, nutrition, kindergarten readiness and literacy). Along with screening, HB provides parent education, referral and follow-up. Healthy Beginnings also offers one-on-one screening services for children in homeless shelters and provides specialized screening services for preschools and daycares. Funding sources including contributions, donations, fundraising efforts and United Way support. Healthy Beginnings is also a grantee under the Oregon Health Authority, providing insurance assistance and support for families and individuals needing to apply for health insurance.
Grin and Bear It 5k/10k Run
1029 NW 14th Street, suite 102
Bend, OR 97701