Nyscchcresources.org is a project supported by the 2013-2016 Early Childhood Comprehensive Systems (ECCS) Project grant of the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). In 2013, the NYS Council on Children and Families was awarded this three-year grant and developed targeted strategies to increase health policies and practices in early childhood education programs that serve infants and toddlers. The work under this grant aligns closely with the strategic plan of the Early Childhood Advisory Council (ECAC). The ECAC was formed in 2009 to provide counsel to the governor on issues related to young children and their families. The ECAC is comprised of experts in education, health care, child welfare and mental health. To learn more about the ECAC visit their website at http://www.nysecac.org/
With support from the NYS Council on Children and Families and the ECAC, Docs for Tots spearheaded the development and implementation of Nyscchcresources.org. Docs for Tots is a non-profit, non-partisan organization led by pediatricians, to promote practices, policies and investments that will enable young children to thrive. To learn more visit their website at http://www.docsfortots.org
Disclaimer: Nyscchcresources.org was supported by funds from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under Grant #H25MC12970 Early Childhood Comprehensive Systems grant. The awarded grant was $140,000/year for three years. This information is that of the authors and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government
Emily Leone RN, C-PNP
Emily Leone is a registered nurse and a certified pediatric nurse practitioner who has been working in the field of child care health consultation for 12 years. For 10 years Emily chaired a group of child care health consultants who work for Child Care Resource and Referral agencies across New York State. She is a Child Care Health Consultant Trainer in the NTI CCHC Model.
Emily employs an empowerment model in her practice as a nurse. This model relies on the tenets of education, including awareness of rationale, and reduction of barriers that enable caregivers to promote all aspects of health in young children that will enable the children to achieve their fullest potential.