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Healthy Beginnings provides access to health and education and behavior services for young children and their families.

  • nutrition
  • hearing
  • dental
  • vision

Upcoming Events

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Healthy Beginnings’ Early Childhood Resource Fair is happening on Saturday, April 11th from 9:00am – 1:00pm at St. Charles! This free event will provide you with information about all of the great resources Bend has to offer for your child. For questions about the event, click on the image above or call our office at (541) 383-6357. We hope to see you there!

Join us on Wednesday, May 20th for Champions for Children –  a fundraising luncheon to support Healthy Beginnings’ effort to provide health, education, and behavioral services for young children and their families. This year, HB will screen close to 700 children across Central Oregon. You have the opportunity to join in our effort to ensure every child has a healthy beginning by attending this free lunch or becoming a table champion and invite your friends to learn more about the work we are doing. For more information about Champions for Children, click here or call the office at (541) 383-6357. Sponsorship opportunities are available.

About Healthy Beginnings

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, Healthy Beginnings 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 child care centers. 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.