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 support to help families to reach their needs.
Public Health Nurses visit families at home, school, or another convenient location to assure healthy pregnancies and support families in creating a healthy, nurturing environment for their children. Home visits are voluntary and tailored to individual family interests and needs. Nurses engage mothers and fathers in a variety of discussions about pregnancy health, breastfeeding, infant care, parenting, family planning, nutrition, child development, and safety. Public Health Nurses also support families in reaching their goals and help them to connect with supportive networks within their own community.
Healthy Families Sherburne County is a voluntary home visiting program offered by the Sherburne County Public Health Division. Visits start in early pregnancy, or soon after the baby is born and can continue through the early years of parenting. Specially trained Public Health Nurses offer home visits where families gain support toward reaching their goals while strengthening the relationship with their child. Healthy Families Sherburne County is affiliated with HFA, a nationally recognized evidence-based home visiting program.
To find out more about Sherburne County's Family Home Visiting Programs, to learn if you are eligible or make a referral, please call Sherburne County Health and Human Services Public Health Division at 763-765-4100.