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Norwalk Early Childhood Council names Healthy Families Collaborative coordinator

NORWALK, Conn. – Eva Beau is the new Norwalk Healthy Families Collaborative (NHFC) Coordinator, the Norwalk Early Childhood Council (NECC) announced Tuesday.

A Norwalk resident, Beau is an advocate for young children and has worked closely with the health care community. In addition to the collaborative, she is a community health worker at the Norwalk Community Health Center where she helps reduce barriers to care and provides care coordination by helping patients navigate through the healthcare system.

The NHFC Coordinator position is made possible through funding from the William Caspar Graustein Memorial Fund, which helps ensure that children of all races and income levels in Norwalk are ready for school by age 5 and prepared to be successful learners by age 9.

Beau will join Mary Kate Locke, director of adoption and prevention services at Family and Children’s Agency, as co-chairwoman of the NHFC.

As part of the Norwalk Early Childhood Council, The Norwalk Healthy Families Collaborative is charged with guiding the work of the Council’s health goal, which focuses on the healthy development of the whole child. Good physical, behavioral and oral health enhances a child’s readiness for kindergarten and for success in school and in life.

The NHFC comprises more than 25 area organizations including Family and Children’s Agency, Day Street Community Health Center,  Norwalk Community Health Center and the Norwalk Health Department.

The Norwalk Early Childhood Council (NECC), launched in 2001 serves as a local resource on early childhood issues.  The Early Childhood Action Plan guides the work of the Council in improving outcomes for all children ages birth to 9.

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