The Family Health Division recognizes that healthy children are key to the future of our communities. Our overall goal is to promote the healthy development of children within stable and nurturing families.
The Family Health Division also works actively with local health care providers and human service agencies to assure that children and families have access to health care and needed social support.
CHP works with the staff of child care centers to:
- Reduce the spread of communicable diseases
- Prevent injuries
- Promote health and safety in child care settings
- Help families access health care services.
- Provides care coordination services for families of infants and children who were born prematurely or have special health care needs
- Supports families with a child who has suffered a Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
- Links families to appropriate community resources
- Provides families with information relating to child health and developmental needs
The goal of the NFP Program is to assist first-time parents in succeeding while learning new skills. Families develop confidence and proficiency with parenting and economic self-sufficiency by volunteering to work with a nurse home visitor from this proven program.
WIC is for pregnant, breastfeeding, and postpartum women; infants; and children. It focuses on the nutrition needs of low-income pregnant women, new mothers, and children under five years of age.