Head Start Program


The Akron Summit Community Action, Inc. Head Start/Early Head Start Program realizes the importance of preventative health care.

The Head Start/Early Head Start Program ensures that each child and their family are connected to a primary health and dental care provider. Each child is required to have a complete physical and dental examination annually.

Below are the percentages of enrolled children that received medical and dental exams during the 2016-2017 school year.

Head Start Authorization "Improving Head Start for School Readiness Act"
Percentage of enrolled children that recived medical and dental exams

Physical Exams/Preventative Care/Treatment

  • 98% of children were up-to-date according to the Early and Periodic Screening, Diagnostic, and Treatment (EPSDT) Schedule
    • 98% of children were up-to-date on all immunizations
    • 97% of children received dental examinations and preventative care
    • 14% of children needed were diagnosed as needing dental treatment after their exam
    • 83% of those children who needed dental treatment received/or were receiving treatment

      Developmental Health Screenings

    • 100% of children received Vision Screening
    • 100% of children received Hearing Screening
    • 97% of children received Iron Screening
    • 92% of children received Lead Screenings

     Health Insurance and Access to Care

    • 99% of children had health insurance
    • 100% of children had a medical home
    • 100% of Children had a dental home