Family Home Visiting

 
 

Family Home Visiting (FHV) is a method for strengthening families and improving health and well-being. A Public Health Nurse (PHN) meets with families to provide support and to share

A Public Health Nurse supports the parents/guardian to cultivate and strengthen a nurturing, positive relationship with their baby to assure healthy growth and development

Home visits may begin early in pregnancy and last through early childhood. The frequency of visits vary per client.

Family Home Visiting programs work toward improvement of:

  • Maternal and child health well-being
  • Prevention of childhood injuries and reduction of emergency department visits
  • Prevention of child abuse or maltreatment
  • School readiness
  • Reduction in crime or domestic violence
  • Family economic self-sufficiency
  • Coordination and referrals for other community resources and supports.Affiliated Organizations:
    MDH Maternal Child Health Program
    Healthy Families America
    Nurse Family Partnership

MCH/Family Home Visiting Referral Form

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