Why Home Visiting
"Children are safer, healthier, better prepared to learn and more likely to become successful adults."
"Helps parents find healthy solutions to stressful circumstances by connecting them with safe and stable housing and counseling for substance abuse or depression, as well as by teaching them to build positive, loving relationships with their children."
Issue Brief: The Case for Home Visiting, May 2010
| Improve maternal health
| Improve infant health
| Optimal infant development
To be eligible for the Yolo County Nurse Home Vising Program, participants must:
- Live in Yolo County
- Be pregnant or parenting a child under the age of 1.
- Be eligible for Medi-Cal (mother or infant) or low-income.
In addition, the participant must meet at least one of the following criteria
- Mother or infant with a high risk or complicating medical condition such as gestational diabetes or recently discharged from the NICU.
- History of previous poor birth outcome, for example: prematurity, fetal or neonatal demise.
- Family history of child neglect or abuse (mother or baby).
- Maternal mental health and/or alcohol and drug problems.
- Mother is less than 20 years old.
Families that don't meet the above criteria but who's primary care provider feels would benefit from public health nurse case management may be accepted as space allows. For example:
- Parent with mental health and/or alcohol and drug problems with children until the age of 5.
- Children under age 5 with poor physical health, social-emotional and/or developmental problems.
Complete the above referral and submit it to:
Raquel Aguilar, Supervising Public Health Nurse