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Help Me Grow

Help Me Grow (HMG) is a program for Ohio's expectant parents, newborns, infants and toddlers that provides health and developmental services so children can start school healthy and ready to learn.  County Family and Children First Councils are responsible for establishing the central coordination of Help Me Grow referrals along with overseeing the Early Intervention (Part C) services of Help Me Grow.  The Ohio Department of Health, Bureau of Children with Developmental and Special Health Needs, serving as the lead state agency, administers the HMG program in Ohio. 

A guidance document and other tools have been developed to outline the roles and responsibilities of the Family and Children First Council, their Administrative Agent, and the FCFC Coordinator with regards to administering Help Me Grow.