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It’s Influenza (Flu) Season

November 15, 2022

It’s flu season. The NC Department of Health and Human Services (NC DHHS) provides updates to help North Carolinians stay informed and safe. We encourage you to view this NC DHHS video and visit this website to stay informed.

 

E-Newsletter: Fall 2022, Volume 7, Issue 2 Now Available

October 5, 2022

The Fall 2022 newsletter titled: “Prepare and Prevent” is now available. Maintaining a healthy and safe environment in early care and education programs is critical. Immunizations, safe sleep practices, and active supervision are a few of the health and safety topics highlighted in this newsletter. We invite you to read and share it with early educators in your network.

E-Newsletter: Summer 2022, Volume 7, Issue 1 (Now Available in Spanish)

July 22, 2022

The Spanish version of our Summer 2022 newsletter “Caution: Children Eat Here” is now available. This issue includes information and resources to support and promote healthy and safe feeding and eating practices in the early care and education setting. Please help us share the Spanish version, “Volumen 7, Número 1: Precaución – Los niños comen aquí” with the Spanish-speaking early educators in your network.

Child Care Health Consultants-UNC Gillings School News

June 20, 2022

We are delighted to announce that the work of Child Care Health Consultants (CCHCs) across the state and the training and support that the NC Child Care Health and Safety Resource Center provides to CCHCs were highlighted in a recent article in the UNC Gillings School News. We invite you to visit the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health website to read the article.

 

Addressing infant formula shortage

May 20, 2022

Some families in North Carolina are facing challenges accessing infant formulas. These challenges are related to the February recall of certain Abbott infant formulas, the resulting increased demand for other brands of formula, and the lingering effects of supply issues during the pandemic. NC DHHS is sharing these recommendations and resources to help families access safe, healthy feeding options for their infants.
Infant Formula Fact Sheet for Families
Infant Formula Fact Sheet for Families – Spanish
Infant Formula Guidance for Health Care Providers
Infant Formula Choices for Families and Caregivers

Please share these resources with families in your early care and education programs!

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