Local Coordinaton

The following lists are not comprehensive and may not apply to every locality, but are a good starting point for community and regional resources that can help Home Visitors address the health and safety needs of families.

Possible Health Department Services

  • Maternal and Infant/Child Health services (M&I/MCH)
  • Special Health Care Needs (SHCN) Services
  • Women, Infants and Children (WIC) Nutrition services
  • Reproductive Health/Family Planning services
  • Immunization services and education
  • Child Care (technical assistance and referral)
  • Tobacco/smoking education, screening and cessation counseling
  • Developmental screening [find information and resources at https://helpmegrowks.org/
  • Well Infant/Child/Adolescent visit (screenings and health assessment)
  • Chronic disease risk reduction

Other Community Contacts

  • Long-term Home Visiting Programs such as Parents as Teachers, Healthy Families America, Early Head Start, Nurse-Family Partnership
  • Department for Children and Families (DCF)
  • Head Start
  • Hospitals
  • Private physicians serving pregnant woman and infants
  • Community medical and dental health centers
  • School nurses and administrators
  • Licensed Child Care providers
  • Information and referral services
  • Faith-based organizations
  • Early Childhood Educators, Special Education Infant-Toddler Services (tiny-K)
  • Retail businesses
  • Transportation partners
  • Food pantries/shelters
  • Domestic Violence services
  • Health Coalitions
  • Foundations
  • County Extension offices