Public Health provides multiple programs for eligible, low-income families:
The Nurse-Family Partnership is an evidence-based nurse home visiting program serving low-income, first-time mothers. Visits begin during the first or second trimester of pregnancy and continue until the child's second birthday. Referrals must be received before 28 weeks gestation. Your nurse comes to you, meeting you at home or at a safe place on a regular basis, every week, every other week, or once a month before and after you have your baby. Nurse-Family Partnership's outcomes include long-term family improvements in health, education, and economic self-sufficiency.
The Home Visiting Program helps at-risk families such as teen parents, or those in need of parenting guidance, and those affected by abuse, homelessness, mother/baby exposure to tobacco, alcohol or other drugs, and children with medical needs.