Expand and integrate three proven programs (prenatal – age three)

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Guilford County has a long history with implementing and expanding evidence-based programs. As we build the prenatal to age three system, three proven programs will be expanded to serve more families during this critical period of time.

Nurse-Family Partnership is a home visiting program that works specifically with first-time mothers who might benefit from additional supports. The program begins during pregnancy and ends when the child reaches age two. This program will be expanded to reach more eligible women.

Guilford Family Connects is a home visiting program offered to all new mothers in Guilford. Before leaving the birthing hospital or center, a nurse makes contact with the new mother and schedules a visit to the home within three weeks of birth. During the visit, the nurse checks the infant and the mother, and connects them to needed services within the community.

HealthySteps is a program that will be offered in pediatric and family medicine practices. During well-child visits, families meet with a parent education specialist who can answer questions, provide guidance and encouragement, and connect families to resources. To date, the program has been piloted in three pediatric practices with expansion starting in late 2018.

In addition to expansion, the three proven programs are working together to coordinate what they offer families.