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HEALTHY BEGINNINGS 2013-14 ANNUAL REPORT 20 YEARS AND COUNTING Who would have thought that back in 1994, when 3 community members came together to develop a new initiative to screen children for unidentified health and development concerns, that 20 years later Healthy Beginnings would still be moving forward and serving children throughout Central Oregon? In the past 20 years Healthy Beginnings has provided services to over 9,000 children. The program has expanded services from just Deschutes County to include Jefferson and Crook counties. To many families, HB has become the identified first step to services for young children. HB has forged partnerships with collaborating agencies and media, helping us reach even more children and families while expanding our volunteer

and donor base. In the coming years HB envisions working more effectively with preschools while providing parents and caregivers the information and education to help ensure their child enters kindergarten with the right foundation to succeed. HB will build on the program’s efforts to provide literacy education while providing a strong platform for families to be secure in the knowledge that their children are ready for kindergarten. Partnership and innovation continue to be central to our service with the hope that every child will receive a healthy beginning!

Imagine taking your child to a preschool or daycare that not only offers a healthy environment for your child, but also cares about the future health of your child. Imagine having access to professional health assessment of your child’s vision, hearing, development and behavior…all through the convenience of their preschool or daycare. Launched in August 2014, Healthy Beginnings is beginning to partner with local preschools and daycares bringing them a custom health—and— development team of experts to children under 5 years of age. Focusing primarily on 4 essential health areas: Vision, Hearing, Behavior and Development, we are calling this program 4 b4 5. Children 5 years of age and younger, whose parents have given Healthy Beginnings permission to screen their child, will be assessed in vision, hearing, behavior and development. Healthy Beginnings will follow up with each of the parents with these assessments. In addition, Healthy Beginnings will also encourage parents to schedule their child to attend one of our complete health and development screenings that are scheduled throughout Central Oregon 18 times per year. 4 b4 5s are a wonderful introduction to the importance of health and developmental screenings and may help us connect even more children with needed services. This is a real benefit to local preschools, the children who attend as well as the families that may not have the time to get their children health screened due to busy schedules. Preschools and daycares can contact Healthy Beginnings at 541-383-6357 to schedule our team of experts to screen the children who attend their schools.

Healthy Beginnings’ Board of Directors Officers: Garrett Bergby President Jennifer Moss Lewis Vice President Arden Dettwyler Secretary Susan Crawford Treasurer Members:

Courtney Latham Bridget McGinn Dr. Casey O’Neill Debbie Coehlo, PhD, PNP Renee Nelson Mari Enders Theo Giannioses Jane Dunham Paul Andrews Marilyn Watkins

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Revenue & Expenditure Overview



The HB budget continues to support expanded services throughout the Central Oregon region.







2013-14 Revenue = $422,909



6% 60%

2013-14 Expenditures = $422,909

Numbers Served and Program Outcomes ( For the Past 4 Fiscal Years) Year

Number of Clinics Provided

Number Number of PreScreened School (4 b4 5) Screenings

Number Referred

% Referred

Number of Individual Referrals

% of Children Without *PHCP

% Identified High-Risk

% Demonstrating Follow-up Success









































*PHCP = Primary Health Care Provider

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Thank You Partner Agencies High Desert Education Service District Bend-La Pine School District Redmond School District Sisters School District Crook County School District Jefferson 509 J School District Bend Park and Recreation District Sisters Park and Recreation District Bethlehem Inn Department of Human Services Deschutes County Health Department Early Intervention/Early Childhood Special Education Family Access Network Family Resource Center Grandma’s House Kids Center Mosaic Medical Neighbor Impact/Head Start/Child Care Resources St Charles Medical Center Volunteer Connect/Project Connect Women Infant and Children (WIC) United Way of Deschutes County

Volunteer Support Helps HB Build Capacity and Reach More Children

And Media Partners KTVZ NewsChannel 21—21 Cares for Kids Horizon Broadcasting

Healthy Beginnings’ volunteers make a difference every day. At our screenings they provide an amazing amount of support, helping parents and young children have a better tomorrow. But this is not the only way that they make an impact. You will see our volunteers providing outreach, helping in the office with administrative work, or using their contacts to network and fundraise for the program, as well as in countless other ways— all of which help HB leverage resources to better connect with families and reach more children. Volunteers have a special spark and passion for the program that makes them fantastic ambassadors in the community. Their enthusiasm for serving young children and families is immense and it shows in the work they do. Just one example of this drive and passion is Kerry Zenich, RN, our 2014 Volunteer of the Year. Kerry is pictured here assessing a young boy at the Health station but she doesn’t stop there. She also assists with outreach events, networking and community engagement. She is always willing to lend a hand and do whatever is needed to help promote HB’s mission. She is wonderful and we are so proud to call her, and ALL our volunteers, our partner.


In 2012, one in four adults volunteered through an organization, demonstrating that volunteering remains an important activity for millions of Americans. Altogether, 64.5 million Americans volunteered nearly 7.9 billion hours last year. The estimated value of this volunteer service is nearly $175 billion. Volunteering has trended upward among Generation Xers (born between 1965 and 1981) over the past eleven years, increasing nearly 5.5 percentage points during that period. Volunteers are almost twice as likely to donate to charity as non-volunteers. Eight in 10 volunteers donated to charity, compared to four in 10 for individuals who do not volunteer.

2013-2014 Business/Foundations Donors 5 Fusion A Child’s Garden Preschool A Lil Institute-For Little People, LLC Advantage Dental Clinics Advanced Northwest Welding American Licorice Co. Art Station Aspen Academy Ball Janik LLP Bank of the Cascades BBT Architects Beginnings Preschool Bend Garbage & Recycling Blooms & Sweets Bluefish Dental & Orthodontics Boneyard Brewery Bouncing off the Walls Brenn Park, Inc Brooks Resource Bud Fincham Associates Carrera Motors Cascade School of Music Central Electric Cooperative Central Oregon Nutrition Consultants Cobblestone Preschool Community Presbyterian Church Cover Oregon Crux Fermentation Project C.T.S. Partnership The Dental Foundation of Oregon Desert Blossom Preschool Desert Orthopedics Inc. Deschutes Brewery Deschutes County Deschutes County Commissioners Deschutes County Title Deschutes Pediatric Dentistry Diversified Heating & Cooling Dutch Bros Elemental Eyecare Episcopal Church of the Transfiguration Express Employment Professionals Foundry Church Falling Waters Family Resource Center Fred Meyer G5 Search Marketing, Inc. Galash-Larsen Inc Gobeille Orthodontics Goulart Natural Health & Chiropractic

Grudin Family Trust Hickman, Williams & Associates High Desert ESD High Country Disposal Highland Baptist Church Home Smart Realty Home Heating & Cooling Hydro Systems, Inc Injury & Health Management Center Juniper Ridge Development & Behavior Kelly Bear Press Kerkoch Katter & Nelson KIDS Center Kirby Nagelhout Construction Kissler Family Foundation Kohls Knife River La Pine Community Health Center Larson Learning Center Lay It Out Events Leahey Consulting Group Leapin’ Lizards Les Schwab Lifetime Fitness Little Learners Preschool Living Waters Baptist Church Liz’s House Daycare Lollipop Kids Lumbermens Insurance Macy’s Mama Bear Oden’s Preschool Miller Lumber Morning Star Christian School Mid Oregon Credit Union Midstate Charitable Trust Ministry Training Centers Mosaic Medical Moonlight Mailing MOsley WOtta Mt Bachelor Rotary Club Natural Approach Chiropractic Natural Medicine Associates Nativity Lutheran Church The Neighborhood Center NeighborImpact Nesting Mama New Generations Child Development Center Newport Avenue Market Newschannel 21

DID WE MISS YOU?? If so, we will be sure to get you listed in the next annual report. 541-383-6357

O’Neill Orthodontics On Point Community Credit Union One Main Financial Oregon Community Foundation Oregon Montessori Assoc. Oregon Spirit Distillers Oxford Suites & Inns Pacific Power Foundation Pacific Source Health Plans Patrick Environmental Inc Pease Family LLC Pediatric Heart Center of CO Pediatric Dental Associates Perk Avenue Drive-Up Pink Chandelier Progressive Screen Printing Pumpkin Patch Preschool Pure Care Dental Quota Intl of Central Oregon Ray’s Food Place: La Pine, Prineville & Sisters Redmond Surgery Center Redmond Speech & Language Richard E Engebrecht Survivor Trust Roberts on Wall Street SELCO Community Credit Union SHARC Shop Smart La-Pine Sisters Kiwanis Sisters Park & Recreation Sortor Bushido Kai Karate South Valley Bank & Trust St. Charles Health System Stone Soup Strictly Organic Coffee St. Francis of Assisi School Sunriver Christian Fellowship Sunriver Marketplace Sunriver Rotary Club Foundation Sunriver Women’s Club The Benevity Community Impact Fund The Village Preschool Timm Family Dentistry Tricycle Creative Trinity Lutheran Church Truist Together for Children Umpqua Bank United Way of Deschutes County Unity Community Church US Raceworks LLC Walker Structural Engineering, LLC Wal-Mart of Bend and Redmond Wall Street Storage Wells Fargo Foundation Westside Church Willow Lactation, LLC Williamson & Company

Thomas & Lorlee Ackeman Joan Alles Marc Anderson Paul and Jennifer Andrews Larry Armitage Kathryn Bailey Danielle Baptist Angela Bacuyani Linda & Randy Balsiger Tammy Baney Thomas & Barbara Barber Talena Barker Greg & Molly Bartness Steve Beaudry Renata Beck Melinda Bentley Margaret Betsch Garrett Bergby David & Sandra Bishop Peggy Biss Lee Ann Bjorklund Galen Blyth Peter Boehm Marijane Boyd Susan Bray Lori Brizee Jennifer Brown Richard & Lynn Brown Tobiah Brown Shosana Buckendorf Knute & Patty Buehler Annelise Bunch Sarah Burke Eric & Brianna Cadwell Melissa Campbell David & Sally Cancilla Karen Cardin Jami & Anthony Carino Ernest Carino Jason Carr Tom & Susan Carroll Leslie Carter Ronald & Mary Carver Deb Coulter Mike & Lilian Chu Sue Clarke Bridget McGinn-Clark Kendra Coates Debbie Coehlo Lee & Stephanie Cole Margaret Ann Cole Stacy Collins Elizabeth Cook JH Coon Susan Cooper Susan Conrad Sandy Cota Susan & Seth Crawford Laura Cuthbert AnneMarie Daggett Jeanna Darnell Elizabeth Daniels Carolyn Davenport Kris Davis

2013-2014 Individual Donors Tony & Kathy DeBone Dr. Phillip & Dr. Linda Dean Jim & Dory Delp Mary Dennis Vicky & David Dethloff Arden Dettwyler Carol & James Dickerson Vito DiMaio Lisa Dobey Andrea Donnenwerth Kathy Drew Mary Jane Drey Joey Drucker Jeanene Dumont Jane Dunham Susan Duncan Bruce & Kristi Dunlap Mark & Brenda Eberle Kathy Eckman Craig & Kathy Emerson Ryan & Maricella Enders Vicki Ertle Kimberly Evered Nancy Faulkner Mark & Mary Ellen Ford Alicia Fox Tiffany Foy Dr. David Fuller Angela Galan Jennifer Games Cora Gangware Julie Gess-Newsome Arlene Gibson Linda Gilpin Natascha & John Ginsburg Virginia Graham June Griffin Fenya Grigorieff Mary Jo Grimes Leonard Gross Alexi Halvorson Kym Hartford Dora Hartung Cherise Hatch Jim & Mary Hayden Peter M Hazell II Judy Heck Jody Helgerson Karen Hermes Barbara Hess Jane Meyer Hiatt Anna & Alexander Higgins Stefanie and David Holland Lisa Holt Lyndsey Holub Haley Huntington Jim & Gloria Irwin Jeff Irwin Brad Irwin Kristen Johns Ted Johnson Edie Jones Margery & Alan Jones Patricia Julber Rachel Kane

Charles Keers Audrey Keller Melissa Kent Don & Cameron Kerr Larry & Kathleen Kimmel Max & Jeri Kimmel Donna Kopacz Gary Kronmiller Lynn Kruger Casey Kump Melinda Laidlaw Marta Lawrence Theresa Layman Chelsea Leavitt Janice & William Lee Margaret Legowik Heidi Lekan Jennifer Moss Lewis Elizabeth Lohman Ericka Luckel Sharity Ludwig Helene Lulich Ellen Macke Mary & Richard Margosian Brian Marlowe Lynn Martin Charlotte May Denise McAdams Genie McBurnett Fran McCormick Kristen McCown Bobbi McGinn Melissa & Sean McKenney Heather McNeil Gary Romaniak & Jean Mendenhall Elise Gillem Michels Debbie Miller Randy & Kari Miller Jeff Monson Patricia & Greg Moss Greg Munn Lynn Murray Jean Myers Sandra & Richard Negus Dr. Douglas & Virginia Nelson Richard Newberry Linda Newland Ashley Nichols Carolyn Nilsen Michael Nyberg Dr. Casey O’Neill Kathy Oxborrow Jeff Papke Jamie Payne Dale Parkinson Donna Pfeiffer Kathryn Phillips Susan Rainaldi William & JE Raleigh Heather & Corey Randolph Shirley Ray Elaine Redman-LeRoy Holly Remer Molly Renner John Rexford Charleen Reynolds

Jen Rich James & Sisam Roberts David and Jill Rosell Deborah Ross Gary Romaniak Janet Russell Mark & Nancy Russell Stephanie Russell Andrea Ryan Rick & Bernadine Saenz Jennifer Salari Marcia Sanchez Hillary & Daniel Saraceno Bess Schaberg Carol Schrader Paul Seglund Shana Sellers Paul Shales Sally Sherfey Janis Sharpe Tim & Betty Shuler Katie Silver Bob Singer Michelle Slivkoff Molly Slough Jane Smilie Mr. & Mrs Jay Smith Justin Snyder Oliver Spencer Laura & Robert Steffen Mara Stein Dan & Barbra Stevens Wendy Stock Erica Strader Leslie Sundquist Molly Svendsen Catherine Templin Evelyn & Lawrence Thissell Cydnee Timm Trace & Diane Tipton Patricia Trapnell Jennifer Trout Norma Tucker John Teller & Amy Tykeson Alan Unger Janice Vetter Shannan Vines Daina Vitolins Steve Walberg Kathryn Walker Susan Walker Betsy Warriner Marilyn Watkins Jim & Tamara Weaver Rachel Wente-Chaney Carol Wellock Jillian White Pam Williams Jane Williamson Frances Willis Anissa Wiseman Janae Wiseman Dennis & Valerie Wood Thomas & Lois Worcester Angelee & Robert Wray Mary Ann Wren Stuart & Sandy Young Kerry & Henry Zenich

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Healthy Beginnings Bear Facts

Nearly 9,000 children have been screened throughout Central Oregon Nearly 7,000 potential concerns have been identified Almost $1,500,000 in-kind volunteer hours have been donated Over 900 volunteers have been involved

Last School Year (2013-14): Conducted 17 screening clinics throughout Central Oregon  Conducted 3 4b45 screenings throughout Central Oregon  Screened 491 children at no cost to the families  Screened 13 children at homeless shelters in Deschutes County  Provided 443 parents with information and education on health, early childhood development, behavior, car seat safety and literacy  79% of these children were identified as high risk  Provided 518 referrals on behalf of 304 children  60 Medical, OHP and Immunization referrals  56 Developmental or Speech referrals  96 Dental referrals  90 Vision referrals  28 Hearing referrals  38 Behavior referrals  29 Nutrition referrals  103 Re-screen referrals  24 children had no medical insurance  246 children were on the Oregon Health Plan  49 children had no primary health care provider  182 children had never been to a dentist  94 children were referred to us from an “at-risk” agency  Assisted 537 families with Cover Oregon Insurance applications

Estimated Program Cost: 

Under $350 per child

Estimated Value of Services: 

$3,000 per child

Estimated Value of Early Intervention:  Beyond measure Healthy Beginnings is a 501 (c) (3) ID # 93-1234708

12-Point Screening Includes: Speech Motor Concepts Infant Development Vision Hearing

Nutrition Dental Health Behavior Car Seat & Bicycle Safety

Healthy Beginnings Bear Necessities 

A year’s supply of permission forms, client folders, & referral packets used at each screening…..………….…………….…….$150

Screening supplies for the year: Health Station……………………………..…………………………….$250 Dental Station……………………………..…………………………….$250

Sponsor one child at a screening…………………………….………….………..$250

A year’s supply of assessment tools and protocols for the 4 developmental stations…………………………………………………..….…..$400

Annual Sponsorship of the quarterly HB Newsletter ……..……………..…..$500 (Special recognition in all newsletters – mailed to over 800 program supporters)

Annual Sponsorship of one station.……………………………………………$1,000 (Special recognition at the station all year)

Sponsorship of one community Screening………………………………..….$1,500 (Special recognition at the screening and in our public service announcements)

Bear Niceties 

Office supplies & equipment

Web Site Support

Marketing Assistance

New computer

Storage space

Postage stamps

Stipends for Interpreters

Healthy Beginnings’ Mission: Providing access to health, education, and behavior services for young children and their families.

1029 NW 14th Street Suite 102 Bend, OR 97702

Phone: 541-383-6357 Fax: 541-383-5719 E-mail:

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Our work fosters healthy nurtured children, families and communities by bringing accessible physical, developmental and behavioral screenings to children from birth through age five ensuring that young children are able to enter Kindergarten ready to succeed. Healthy Beginnings provides community based screening clinics, referrals to appropriate community agencies, follow-up services, and parent education as well as screenings to preschools. Supported by community donations and volunteers, the program offers a service unduplicated in our region with no eligibility requirements. We invite you to tour a screening and see first hand the value a screening can provide a young child and family. Once you see our program in action, you may see yourself involved—either as a volunteer, a community supporter or even a Board Member.

We invite you to get involved, learn more, tour a screening, volunteer, donate, change the life of a local child.

HEAR, HEAR! SPEECH AND HEARING DELAYS ARE DETECTED. A young mom and her two children, Isaac (20 months) and Iris (7 months), both content riding side by side in their stroller, were beginning their 12 point screening at the hearing station. After talking with their mother, we learned that Isaac was not speaking yet. She had taken both kids to a Healthy Beginnings screening earlier and found that Isaac did not pass the hearing test. As the screening was not conclusive at the time, HB staff encouraged her to return for a follow—up screening. During the hearing test, Isaac, held in his mother’s arms, was so patient as our volunteer expert positioned the OAE (Otoacoustic Emissions) tester just right...results: The OAE read, once again, “refer” which indicated that Isaac may indeed have a hearing concern. What is more, Isaac’s speech delay may be due to his hearing loss…., and with Healthy Beginning’s referral to a local hearing specialist, Isaac will get the proper treatment for his hearing which, in turn, will allow Isaac to catch up quickly with his speech and development. As with all children receiving a referral, HB will continue to monitor Isaac and his progress and provide support as Isaac receives needed services.

Because Every Child Deserves a Healthy Beginning...

Annual report 2013 14 vs final  

Healthy Beginnings Annual Report for '13-'14

Annual report 2013 14 vs final  

Healthy Beginnings Annual Report for '13-'14