Supporting Family Health and Development
Family home visiting is committed to the health and well-being of families in our county. This service for pregnant women, their partners, and to families with young children provides education and assistance to help families reach their goals.
Home visits with Public Health Nurses assist parents as they create a healthy, nurturing environment for their children. Visits are voluntary and tailored to individual family’s interests and needs. Nurses may meet with mothers and fathers during pregnancy and/or after the baby is born.
Your nurse can help you learn more about:
- Pregnancy health
- Labor and delivery
- Newborn care
- Your baby's health, including weighing and measuring your baby
- How babies grow, change and develop
- Other helpful services in the community
Washington Healthy Families is a voluntary home visiting program for first time parents. Visits start in pregnancy, or soon after the baby is born and can continue through the early years of parenting.
We know most brain development occurs in the first years of a child’s life. During these years, parents receive support and information on how children grow and learn to get them ready to go to school.
Parenting can be both rewarding and challenging. Nurses will support your relationship with your child and offer activities to stimulate healthy development.
Washington Healthy Families is a partner in the Metro Alliance for Healthy Families program. This program achieved national accreditation through Healthy Families America and serves new parents throughout the Twin Cities.
How Do I Get More Information?
- Call 651-430-6655 and ask to speak to a nurse.
- If you go to WIC, the WIC staff can connect you to a nurse.
- To make a referral, please fill out the Family Health Referral form.