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Healthy Start Home Visitor

                                                                                      

 

What is the Healthy Start Home Visitor program?
     
The Healthy Start Home Visit Program is a free service available to any pregnant woman and family with a newborn baby living in Marshall County.  The primary goal of the Healthy Start Home Visit Program is to provide health resources, education, outreach, and family support to ensure healthy mothers and newborns. The hospital that the baby is delivered at will contact the Health Department to make a referral for this service, if the mother consents.

How does the Healthy Start Home Visitor program help after the baby is born?
After the baby is born a Registered Nurse will schedule a home visit at the families convenience soon after the birth.  During this initial visit with the baby the nurse will weigh the baby and will address concerns about

  • Recovering after the birth

  • Baby care

  • Nutrition for the mother and baby

  • Regular health checks for the baby

  • Immunizations for mother and baby

  • Expected infant development

  • Understanding a baby's behavior

  • Changes in the family

  • Locating agencies and programs to assist the mother and family

  • Insurance needs

  • Future family planning

Participation in this program is voluntary and completely free of charge. 

 

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