Nurse Home Visiting Program

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Program Goals & Services   I  Referral & Criteria

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

Program Goals and Services

 Goal  Related Activity
Improve maternal health
  • Education and teaching around health pregnancy and management of any complications
  • Support/reinforce plan for prenatal care and any specialty referrals
  • Screen for perinatal mood disorder and substance use
  • Assess and support positive relationships
Improve infant health
  • Nursing assessment of infant at each visit
  • Breastfeeding support
  • Education and teaching related to infant care, feeding, and safety
Optimal infant development
  • Physical and developmental screening (ASQ/ASQ-SE & Edinburgh)
  • Parenting education and support
  • Referral for further evaluation of areas of concern
Strengthen Family
  • Referrals to community resources
  • Assess and promote positive problem solving and management skills
  • Model strength-based approach to goal setting

Nurse Home Visiting Brochure - English

Nurse Home Visiting Brochure - Spanish

Referral and Criteria

To be eligible for the Yolo County Nurse Home Visiting Program, participants must:

  • Live in Yolo County
  • Be pregnant or parenting a child under the age 2 1/2
  • Be low-income

In addition, the participant must meet at least one of the following criterias:

  • 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

Families that do not 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

MCAH (Maternal, Child, Adolescent Health) Home Visiting Referral 

Complete the above referral form and submit to:

Raquel Aguilar, Supervising Public Health Nurse
Phone: 530-666-8340
Fax: 530-666-7447

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