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Affordable Care Act (Health Insurance Coverage)

Enrollment Information

Fact Sheets for Early Educators and Employers

Be Active

2012 Tipping the Scales: The High Cost of Unhealthy Behavior in North Carolina

2008 Tipping the Scales: How obesity and unhealthy lifestyles have become a weighty problem for the North Carolina economy

Eat Smart Move More: http://www.eatsmartmovemorenc.com/NAP_SACC/NAP_SACC.html

Budgeting for Health Care

Non-Profits & Tax Credits –  National Women’s Law Center Quick Facts: http://www.nwlc.org/resource/does-your-nonprofit-qualify-small-business-health-insurance-tax-credit

Federal Tax Credit Fliers (English & Spanish): http://www.nwlc.org/resource/federal-tax-credits-materials-english-and-other-languages

Making Ends Meet in Tough Economic Times – Low Cost Health Resources: http://www.nchealthystart.org/outreach/prognews/Web%20Making%20Ends%20Meet%20booklet.pdf

Small Business Federal Tax Credit: http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=223666,00.html

Healthy Eating/Nutrition

Eat Smart Move More: http://www.eatsmartmovemorenc.com/NAP_SACC/NAP_SACC.html

Institute of Medicine Publications on Obesity Prevention

SNAP Nutrition: http://www.fns.usda.gov/snap/snap.htm

Health Care & Women


Fact Sheets about Federal Health Care Reform Law: http://www.nwlc.org/resource/im-woman-who-uninsuredhas-pre-existing-conditiongets-insurance-through-employeretc

Health Resources

Be Active: http://www.beactivenc.org/

NC Healthy Start – electronic newsletters on health resources for women and children: http://www.nchealthystart.org/newsletters/index.htm

NC Healthy Start – free publications on women’s health: http://www.nchealthystart.org/catalog/

SHAPE NC: http://www.bcbsncfoundation.org/shapenc

Webinars: http://www.center-trt.org/index.cfm?fa=webinars.home

Spanish Language Health Resources

Maternal & Child Health Online Library (Georgetown University) http://www.mchlibrary.info/KnowledgePaths/kp_spanish.html

Wake County: El Pueblo:  http://www.elpueblo.org/eng/health/resources.shtml


CATCHNC Portal – county by county health profile: http://www.ncpublichealthcatch.com/

Characteristics of Uninsured in North Carolina: http://riversdeveloper.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/08/Uninsured-Snapshot_08091.pdf

Children’s Health Care Coverage in North Carolina (2007-2009): http://www.schs.state.nc.us/SCHS/pdf/CHAMP_HlthCare_No.2_Nov2010.pdf

Women’s Health Insurance in US (2009) – National Women’s Law Center: http://www.nwlc.org/sites/default/files/pdfs/womens_health_insurance_snapshot_final.pdf

Shape NC Online Pilot Training Series (1.0 CEU)

Healthy Starts in Early Childhood Care and Education Training Series (Feb – May 2013 & in the RttTELC Transformation Zone)

The Healthy Starts in Early Childhood Care and Education Training Series was a pilot project offering a 1 CEU/10-hour series of recorded webinars and reflection quizzes. The training was designed for early educators and Shape NC Partners interested in learning practical strategies and gaining access to resources to increase their knowledge, skills and confidence in creating learning environments that promote healthy practices for young children and role modeling best practices for the children in their care.

Designed by leading experts in the fields of health, nutrition, physical activity and outdoor environmental design, this series was part of a training component of the Shape NC: Healthy Starts for Young Children, an initiative of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina Foundation. This project was a collaboration with Shape NC Partners and the NC Institute for Child Development Professionals.

The online training series resulted in  free access to materials to nearly 140 interested early educators and Shape NC partners (Smart Start Local Partnership Staff and Model Early Learning Center Directors, Teachers, Cooks, Technical Assistance Staff, etc. working in or with model centers). Non-Shape NC partners were encouraged to hold a current NC Early Educator Certification (EEC) and/or have applied for EEC (postmarked) by February 5, 2013 and be currently working in early childhood programs in North Carolina to be eligible. Learn more about NC Early Educator Certification.

CEU Credit

CEUs were provided in partnership with UNC Wilmington.


  • Shape NC training series or project questions – Email Alyssa Michel at The North Carolina Partnership for Children at AMichel@ncsmartstart.org.
  • Early Educator Certification questions – Email info@ncicdp.org or call 919-442-7442

Training Materials


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