Registered nurses provide visits to low-income mothers with children from birth to 3 years focusing on education about the health and care of mothers and infants.
Family Home Visiting (FHV) is a method for strengthening families and improving health and well-being. A Public Health Nurses (PHNs) meets with families to provide support and to share resources and skills to raise children who are physical, socially, and emotionally healthy and ready to learn.
A Public Health Nurse supports the parents/guardian to cultivate and strengthen a nurturing, positive relationship with their baby to assure healthy growth and development. The parent/guardian sets goals for making healthy lifestyle choices and for personal growth.
Home visits may begin early in pregnancy and last through early childhood. The frequency of visits varies per client.
Family Home Visiting programs work toward improvement of:
- Maternal and child health well being
- Prevention of childhood injuries and reduction of emergency department visits
- Prevention of child abuse or maltreatment
- School readiness
- Reduction in crime or domestic violence
- Family economic self-sufficiency
- Coordination and referrals for other community resources and supports.
St. Louis County: 218-725-5210
Carlton County: 218-879-4511
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