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PACH’s Growing Healthy Kids Program Earns State Credentials

May 31, 2018
Emmetsburg News

The Iowa Department of Management and Public Health is pleased to announce that the Growing Healthy Kids program of Palo Alto County has earned the Iowa Family Support Credential. The Iowa Family Support Credential is awarded to family support and parent education programs that are validated through an external evaluation to be in substantial adherence to the Iowa Family Support Standards.

The Iowa Family Support Standards are based on the most up to date, evidence based practice in the family support field. Adherence to the standards indicates that the program is providing high quality services that will result in positive outcomes for young children and their families. The Growing Healthy Kids program diligently worked toward meeting all of the 138 standards over the course of more than a year with the assistance of a program specialist. A peer review was conducted by trained peers from central Iowa to validate the program's adherence to the standards. The Iowa Family Support Credential is valid for five years.

For additional information concerning the Growing Healthy Kids program, Palo Alto County Community Health, Palo Alto County contact:

Sarah Strohman

Growing Healthy Kids

Palo Alto County Community Health

3201 1st St.

Emmetsburg, IA 50536


For additional information concerning the Iowa Family Support Credential contact:

Janet Horras, State Home Visitation Program Director

Iowa Department of Public Health




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