About

History

Betsy Miller , BSN, RN, BC founded Child Care Health & Safety, LLC (CCHS) in 2010, to provide researched-based, best practice technical assistance on health, safety and developmentally appropriate environment issues to staff in early care and education and school-age programs through telephone consultation, on-site visits and/or professional development workshops.

From September 2001 to December 2010, Betsy served as a Training/Technical Assistance Coordinator for the Early Childhood Education Linkage System-Healthy Child Care Pennsylvania (ECELS-HCCPA), Pennsylvania Chapter, American Academy of Pediatrics. During her tenure, she coordinated many health and safety grants, including Healthy Child Care Pennsylvania. Betsy provided training and technical assistance to early child care and education providers, department of health nurses, and department of public welfare staff.  She also educated and mentored health professionals to become child care health consultants, linked health consultants with Pennsylvania early care and education programs, and wrote and edited numerous self-learning modules and professional development workshops. In 2004, Betsy completed The National Training Institute for Child Care Health Consultants (NTICCHC) Train the Trainer Program, Gillings School of Global Public Health, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, after which she served as the liaison between ECELS-HCCPA and NTI until 2010.

As one of seven registered nurses hired to start Montgomery County Health Department (MCHD), Norristown, Pennsylvania in 1991, Betsy’s interest fell primarily in Maternal Child Health although she was also trained in the Generalist Public Health Model. During that decade, she became a Board Certified, Community Health Nurse through the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC).

Early in her career, Betsy completed a year as a missionary nurse through the Presbyterian Medical Services, Checkerboard Area Health System in the multi-cultural community of Cuba, New Mexico, a community which borders the Jemez Pueblo, Diné (Navajo) and Jicarilla Apache Reservations. Her time was divided between staff nursing in the then 12 bed inpatient hospital , school health – teaching primarily hand hygiene and oral hygiene to pre-school through 12th grade children – and public health – as a Visiting Nurse for “Hogan” Home Care throughout the Checkerboard Area Health System territory.

Education

Degree

Certification

Certificates

Select Conference Presentations

Using Ages & Stages Questionnaires®, Third Edition and Ages & Stages Questionnaires: Social Emotional Screening Tools, Huntingdon County Child and Adult Development Corporation (Head Start & Early Head Start), August 2012, Huntingdon, PA.

Taking the Leap: Starting A Business as a Child Care Health Consultant, National Training Institute for Child Care Health Consultants, Seventh Year Reunion, March 2012, San Antonio, TX.

Using Ages and Stages Questionnaires®, Second Edition, and Ages & Stages Questionnaires: Social Emotional Screening Tool, 2011 Pennsylvania Early Childhood Education Summit, November 2011, State College, PA.

Health and Safety Consultation with a South African Child Care, 26 th International Pediatric Association Congress (IPA), August 2010, Johannesburg, South Africa.

Publication Reviews

Curriculum Reviewer & Pilot Participant (May-December 2012), Healthy Bodies Promoting Nutrition & Physical Activity in the Child Care Setting , Gillings School of Global Public Health, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, The National Training Institute for Child Care Health Consultants (NTICCHC).

Abstract Reviewer (March 2012), 140 th APHA 2012 Annual Meeting Maternal Child Health (MCH) Section.

Reviewer (November 2011), Topic 1: What is Pediatric First Aid?, Topic 5: CPR and Choking Relief, Topic 16: Oral Injuries, & PedFACTs Outline Table. American Academy of Pediatrics. Pediatric First Aid for Caregivers and Teachers (PedFACTs). 2 nd Ed. Elk Grove Village, IL: Jones and Bartlett Learning; 2012.

Module Reviewer (October 2011), Dodds JM, Benjamin SE, Walsak TR. Nutrition and Physical Activity in Child Care, Training Module. Version 4. Chapel Hill (NC): The National Training Institute for Child Care Health Consultants, Department of Maternal and Child Health, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Final Reviewer (March 2011), American Academy of Pediatrics, American Public Health Association, National Resource Center for Health and Safety in Child Care and Early Education. Caring for Our Children: National Health and Safety Performance Standards; Guidelines for Early Care and Education Settings. Third Edition, 2011, Lead Organizations’ Reviewers: American Public Health Association, Elizabeth L. M. Miller, BSN, RN, BC; Newtown Square, PA .

Journal Article Reviewer (March 2011), Athena Institute for Women’s Wellness. Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT): The Role of Progesterone, Winnifred B. Cutler, Ph.D.

Reviewer (September 2010), American Academy of Pediatrics Council in Community Pediatrics, Indian Health-Special Interest Group, Children’s Agenda Policy Portfolio, Developing a Shared Vision created by the boards of the National Congress of American Indian, National Indian Education Association, National Child Welfare Association, National Council of Urban Indian Health created a joint policy agenda for the American Indian and Alaska Native Children’s issues. Reviewed/edited the integrated sections on Child Care Health Consultation, Child Care Health Advocacy Course, and created a Child Care Health Consultant Resource List.

 Membership

American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), Affiliate Member, Council on Community Pediatrics:

  • Early Childhood Education Section
  • Indian Health Special Interest Group (IH SIG)

American Public Health Association (APHA), Member:

  • Maternal Child Health
  • Public Health Nursing

Association of Maternal & Child Health Programs (AMCHP), Individual Associate Member

Pennsylvania Child Care Association (PACCA), Member

Pennsylvania Public Health Association (PPHA), Member





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