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The goal of our Maternal, Child and Adolescent Health (MCAH) home visiting programs is to improve the health of women, children and their families. We help our clients get health insurance, establish a medical home and connect with other community resources, including WIC, counseling, legal and other support services. Our client education services focus on promoting healthy lifestyle choices and nurturing parenting skills.

Teen Parent Connections logo    Public Health Nursing logo    Nurse-Family Partnership logo

Teen Parent Connections (TPC) is a program for pregnant/parenting teenagers age 18 years or younger. Our social workers provide long-term comprehensive case management services helping clients to maximize their educational potential and advance self-sufficiency. TPC has been shown to decrease preterm births and repeat births, and to increase immunization and graduation rates.

In the Maternal Child Health Field Nursing (MCH-FN) program, home visits are provided by a Public Health nurse to low-income pregnant women, and women parenting a child under 5 years of age who have medical and/or social risk factors. Priority is given to clients identified as having medical and/or social risk factors that put the pregnancy in jeopardy or interfere with effective parenting. MCH-FN has been effective at helping clients access services, including prenatal care and alcohol and other drugs treatment programs.

Nurse-Family Partnership (NFP) is an evidence-based nurse home visiting program serving low-income, first-time mothers. Visits begin during the first or second trimester of pregnancy and continue until the child's second birthday. Referrals must be received before 28 weeks gestation. Nurse-Family Partnership's outcomes include long-term family improvements in health, education, and economic self-sufficiency.

Make a Referral to a Home Visiting Program

Referrals are accepted from schools, health care providers and other community agencies. Self-referrals are also accepted.

  • Home visiting services are most effective when there is a "warm handoff" from the referring party. Please discuss with your client the benefits of home visiting and that you are making the referral.
  • Complete the universal referral form (pdf).
  • To help us place your client into the most appropriate program, please provide as much of the requested information as you have available.
  • Fax the referral to (707) 565-4430.
  • Contact us at (707) 565-4440 if you have any questions or special concerns about your client.

Contact

MCAH Outreach Booklet
MCAH Program and Staff Directory (pdf)
updated December 2015

For more information about our home visiting programs, please contact:
Public Health Home Visiting Programs
625 5th Street
Santa Rosa, CA 95404
Phone: (707) 565-4440
Fax: (707) 565-4430

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