Champaign-Urbana Public Health District


Our mission is to serve the families in Champaign County by investing in the families and the most vulnerable population, the children. Our focus is to help enhance the parent child relationship, promote positive parent- child interaction and improving family support and school readiness.

Program Overview

GREAT Start is a illinois State Board of Education - Prevention Initiative Home Visiting Program. We serve pregnant mothers and families that have children birth to three years of age. GREAT Start focuses on the parent-children relationship, child development and family support.

We support families in the form of personal home visits, parent/child interaction play groups, access to community resources. Developmental screenings for each child enrolled in the program. All of GREAT Start staff are trained under the The BabyTalk Model which is an evidence based curriculum support by ISBE. Spanish speaking services as well.

Home Visiting

Parent and Child Interaction Play Group - Community and CUPHD Check Program calendar

Enrolling Families NOW!

Signing up is simple and fast! Give us a call at (217) 531-4324 (217) 531-4324 or email us at and we will arrange a time to come out and meet with you!

Get our GREAT Start Referral Form

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