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19th Annual Spring Conference
March 26-28 2018

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HSLTI Spring 2014

When: March 28-29, 2014


Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill
400 New Jersey Ave NW
Washington, DC 20001



We Have New and Improved Tracks To Meet Your Needs

Registration is now closed.

Each track meets for TWO FULL DAYS with participants from all tracks coming together on day one for a brief welcome and introduction session. The tracks are interactive and most require attendees to bring a laptop computer or tablet.

In addition to expert and knowledgeable presenters, the Institute gives participants a chance to network and learn from one another. Project Directors and other program staff are encouraged to participate. 

Please note: The HSLTI is open only to federally funded Healthy Start Project Directors and Staff. If you have any questions about your eligibility, please email hslti@nationalhealthystart.org.


Preliminary Agenda

Day 1: Friday, March 28, 2014

8:30 AM – 9:00 AM

Welcome and Introduction
Alma Roberts, President, Board of Directors
Deborah L. Frazier, Executive Director

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Tracks I - VI Meet

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Adjourn for Lunch

1:00 PM - 5 PM

Tracks I - VI Meet

Day 2: Saturday, March 29, 2014

8:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Tracks I - VI Meet

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Adjourn for Lunch

1:00 PM - 4 PM

Tracks I - VI Meet





Healthy Start programs and funding requirements are changing, and the tracks are new and improved and designed to meet our new environment and to strengthen our Healthy Start Programs. 

The Spring HSLTI 2014 offers the following tracks:   

NEW! Track 1: Breastfeeding Support and  Education
The curriculum addresses adult learning strategies, core breastfeeding competencies, and helps stakeholders and health care professionals understand their important role as part of the family's "Circle of Care" that helps mothers achieve their breastfeeding goals. The curricula include PowerPoint presentations, handouts, video and audio clips and interactive discussion questions.  There are ten modules covering topics such as “Feelings about Breastfeeding”, “Communicating about Breastfeeding”, “Barriers to Breastfeeding”, “Promoting and Encouraging Exclusive Breastfeeding”, “Providing Breastfeeding Support during Pregnancy”, “Providing Support to New Breastfeeding Moms”.

NEW! Track 2: Collective Impact
Collective Impact is the commitment of a group of organizations/agencies from different sectors to a common agenda for solving a complex social problem. In order to create lasting solutions to social problems on large-scale, organizations — including Healthy Start Projects need to coordinate their efforts and work together around a clearly defined goal. In this session, participants will increase their understanding of collective impact and how it is used to address social and environmental problems, and reinforce ways in which collective impact is different from other forms of collaboration.

IMPROVED! Track 3: Constructing Metrics and Data Systems for QI and Accountability
Participants will gain an overview of several components necessary to enhance program performance measurements using integrated data systems, robust performance metrics, evidence-based evaluation methodology, and stakeholder engagement. The session will also review the lifecycle of data from development to dissemination and feedback.

IMPROVED! Track 4: Fatherhood / Male Involvement

NHSA's CAM (Core Adaptive Model) for Fatherhood and Male Involvement with three levels of adaptable service models depending on the resources of your project. The CAM® for NHSA is built around core elements, key objectives and measures that are based on national evidenced-based and promising practices integrated with lessons-learned from practice, research and evaluation conducted with Healthy Start sites over two decades.  The CAM® for NHSA culminates in the creation of a comprehensive plan (ROADMap) for fatherhood/male involvement program success that is specific, measurable, attainable, and realistic and time-bound that can be valuable in creating, growing and funding future fatherhood/male involvement work and services.  
IMPROVED! Track 5: Implementing & Integrating the Life Course Approach within the Healthy Start Program
This session reviews the concepts of the life course model in acknowledging and documenting the important role early life events play in shaping an individual’s health trajectory. It explores the socioeconomic, geo environmental, health, stress and other life and family conditions that are juxtaposed with individual, family and community resilience to influence outcomes. This session will explore these concepts and their relevance to communities served by Healthy Start and implementation of these principles to the Healthy Start program.
NEW! Track 6: Early Childhood Development: Birth to 2 Years
Explore the principles of early childhood development including understanding developmental domains and milestones, and emotional/social development from conception throughout infancy until three years of age. This session will provide an informational framework on early childhood development concepts from a historical point of view. Participants learn how developmental concepts can be used to interact with very young children and their families through basic knowledge and practice.


Please make your hotel reservations with the Hyatt Regency on Capitol Hill online at https://resweb.passkey.com/go/NHSA2014Hyatt OR by calling (888) 421-1442. When calling, be sure to mention you are with the National Health Start Association to receive the discounted rates. The room rates do not include taxes or fees. The deadline for reservations at the discounted rates is March 3, 2014 or until the block of rooms has reached capacity.

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