At Help Me Grow Alaska we are advocates for Alaska’s children and their families. Whether you are a parent, provider, or responsible for a child in your life, our website and our call center are your resources and support for your child’s wellbeing and healthy development.
Early detection and proactive intervention lead to the best outcomes for children with developmental and behavioral problems. That’s why we offer easy access to developmental screenings, live answers to your questions through our call center care coordinators, community resources, and much more! Our services are always completely free.
We are an affiliate of the Help Me Grow National Center, and we operate under the umbrella of the All Alaska Pediatric Partnership. Our relationship with Help Me Grow National gives us proven tools for identifying children at risk for developmental or behavioral concerns and connecting them with the right resources at the right time. As a program of the All Alaska Pediatric Partnership, we understand the unique needs and challenges faced by Alaska’s children and their families, and we know which in-State resources will help them not only grow but thrive and reach their full potential.
Help Me Grow Alaska Launched in January 2018 in three demonstration regions: Mat-Su, Norton Sound and Kodiak. We are now accepting calls and referrals from all across the state and are continuing to grow and expand our outreach statewide. For more information on Help Me Grow Alaska or to contact a Help Me Grow Alaska Care Coordinator, visit the Help Me Grow Alaska website below:
From the Help Me Grow National Center website....
What is Help Me Grow?
Help Me Grow is a system that connects children with the services they need.
Children at risk for developmental and behavioral problems are too often eluding early detection
Experts agree: Early detection and connection to services lead to the best outcomes for children with developmental or behavioral challenges. However, families, child health care, early care and education, and human service providers often have difficulty recognizing early signs of developmental or behavioral concerns. Even when needs are identified, finding programs designed to address those needs can be confusing and time-consuming.
Help Me Grow (HMG) is a simple solution that builds on existing resources
HMG is an efficient and effective system – with a proven track record – that assists states in identifying at-risk children, then helps families find community-based programs and services.
HMG does not provide direct services. Rather, it is a system for improving access to existing resources and services for children through age eight.
How Help Me Grow works
Help Me Grow is a system that builds collaboration across sectors, including child health care, early care and education, and family support. Through comprehensive physician and community outreach and centralized information and referral centers, families are linked with needed programs and services. Ongoing data collection and analysis helps identify gaps in and barriers to the system.