Healthy Beginnings is a University of Colorado School of Medicine student-run pediatric clinic. Our mission is to provide convenient, free healthcare services for the pediatric residents of Warren Village, advocate for healthy lifestyles, educate on prevention and safety, and inform parents about primary care physicians in the Denver area. We provide pediatric clinical experiences for first and second-year medical students from the University of Colorado School of Medicine as well as provide a venue for second, third, and fourth-year medical students to gain clinical management skills. The services we provide include:
- Well-child check-ups
- Sick visits
- Education on asthma, bed wetting, potty training, moodiness, tantrums, discipline, rashes, picky eating and sleep problems.
- Sexual education for adolescents
- Reading Promotion
Our Growing Years program is a course that provides education in child health and preventative healthcare to families at Warren Village. In these sessions, we strive to create a comfortable learning environment where Warren Village residents have the opportunity to get their questions answered regarding the topic of the night. The course is run by medical students from the University of Colorado School of Medicine and pediatric medical residents from the Children’s Hospital of Colorado. Snacks are provided!
When: Every third Thursday of the month, from 6:30 p.m. – around 8 p.m.
Who: All parents who are residents at Warren Village are welcome to participate!
Where: Ray Cushman House at Warren Village
How do I sign up? See Erica deDufour in Family Services!
Suggestions for class topics? Please let Erica know what you are interested in learning.
- January 18, 2018- New Year, New You: Healthy Eating and Keeping Up with Other Resolutions – In this course we will discuss the importance of eating healthy for you and your family. We will talk about tips and tricks, and how to get all the nutrition you need without breaking the budget!
- February 15, 2018 – Mental Health – During this session we will discuss what mental health means and how to maintain it. We will discuss warning signs of different age groups and what resources are available for your support and how to access them.
- March 15, 2018 – Zzzzzzz – This class will teach parents about sleep in children. How much sleep do kids need? How do I know if my child gets enough? What do I do if I’m worried about my child’s sleep? We’ll also discuss common problems children have with sleep and warning signs that parents should look for.
- April 19, 2018- Healthy Smile, Healthy Child – In this course, we’ll discuss how to keep your child’s teeth and mouth healthy. We’ll talk about mouths from infants to school age children. You’ll learn why we care about kids’ teeth so much. We’ll also talk about tooth brushing, flossing, nutrition, and more. Most importantly, we’ll talk about how to make these healthy habits part of your busy everyday life!
- May 2018- Helmet Heads: How to Keep Your Kids Safe this Summer. Date TBD.
Upcoming Health Beginnings Dates:
Clinics are held on Wednesday evenings at the Ray Cushman house across the street from Warren Village. Appointments are available for Warren Village residents are at 6:30pm and 7:15pm, and we have vaccine nights once per month. We have a waiting room with books and toys for kids. Patients are seen by students doctors from University of Colorado School of Medicine supervised by a volunteer pediatrician. We would love to have you! Come visit us and be sent home with goodies! To make an appointment, please contact Erica deDufour in the Family Services office.
- January 31, 2018
- February 7, 2018
- February 14, 2018
- February 21, 2018
- February 28, 2018 (Vaccine Night)
- March 7, 2018
- March 21, 2018
- March 28, 2018 (Vaccine Night)
- April 4, 2018
- April 11, 2018
- April 18, 2018
- April 25, 2018 (Vaccine Night)
- May 2, 2018
- May 9, 2018
- May 16, 2018 (Vaccine Night)
- May 23, 2018
- May 30, 2018
Meet the Healthy Beginnings Staff:
- Stephanie S. Stevens MD, FAAP (Healthy Beginnings Founder)
- Amy W. Long, MD
- Bethany M. Carvajal MD, FAAP
- Tai Lockspeiser, MD
- Jerry Rubin, MD