Maternal Child Health Services

Public Health Nurses, Registered Dieticians and Health Educators work to assure quality health services are delivered to mothers, children, and families in Barron County.

Maternal Child Health Priorities:

  • Increasing healthy birth outcomes
  • Promoting and assuring comprehensive primary care for children ages birth to 21, including children with special health care needs;
  • Promoting healthy lifestyles among school-age youth, ages 6-21, including children with special health care needs;
  • Pre-conception counseling, pregnancy-testing, and reproductive health services.

Programs include:

  • Prenatal Care Coordination: provided by Public Health Nurse for coordination of services for pregnant women to ensure that necessary prenatal, postpartum and newborn care are obtained. Home visits include education, risk assessment, care planning and information and referral for community resources.
  • Children with Special Health Care Needs: working to assure that all families of CSHCN have adequate support and services. Provides referrals and resource information to families to promote us of area services.
  • Post-partum visits: Home visits for new moms and babies to assure a healthy, safe experience when a new baby joins the family.
  • Nutrition counseling for breast feeding women and community members.

Keywords:  MCH, PNCC

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