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Children & Youth with Special Health Needs

 
 

Every child needs a well–functioning, community–based system of resources to reach his or her full potential. St. Louis County has multiple programs to connect families with community resources.

Children and Youth with Special Health Needs  

Birth Defects Monitoring and Analysis Program

The Minnesota Department of Health Birth Defects Monitoring and Analysis Program identifies children with birth defects and partners with St. Louis County Public Health. A Public Health Nurse works with the parent/guardian and other professionals involved in the care of the child to identify needs and develop a care coordination plan.

Early Hearing Detection and Intervention Program

Some degree of hearing loss is the most common health condition present at birth.  Delays to hearing screening follow-up and early intervention services can affect a child’s quality of life.

The aim of the Early Hearing Detection and Intervention (EHDI) program is to improve healthcare access and the quality of services for children who are deaf or hard of hearing. Through the EHDI program, a Public Health Nurses (PHN) works with birth hospitals and midwives to ensure all newborns have access to hearing screening. A Public Health Nurse also helps children and families connect with educational, social, and community resources.

Contact

Public Health
Duluth
218-725-5210

Ely
218-365-8200

Hibbing
218-262-6000

Virginia
218-471-7600

Women Infants & Children (WIC)
Duluth
218-725-5211

Ely
218-471-7604

Hibbing
218-471-7604

Virginia
218-471-7604

All contacts