Family Health

Care for families to promote health, development and self-sufficiency

MVNA provides family-centered and community-basedyoung hispanic mom with infant public health nursing services. Public Health Nurses (PHNs) work with families in their homes and other community settings. PHNs partner with health care providers and local community agencies to:

  • Promote healthy birth outcomes and positive parent-infant relationships.
  • Encourage healthy growth and development for infants and young children.
  • Prevent complications of illness and chronic disease conditions.
  • Promote healthy and safe environments.
  • Encourage family self-sufficiency, school attendance and use of community resources.

Home Visiting Services

  • Assessment of health status, home safety, depression, barriers to self sufficiency and use of community resources.
  • Health teaching and counseling related to pregnancy, birth, child growth and development, healthy lifestyle behaviors and personal safety. Multiple teaching methods are used including written information, audiovisual materials, role modeling and hands-on exercises.
  • Linking with community resources such as WIC, MFIP, schools, Early Childhood Family. Education, Follow Along, Child and Teen Checkups, Help Us Grow, Way to Grow and HUG.



Pregnancy Support

Assessment, teaching and support for pregnant women with special emphasis on adolescence

Postpartum and Newborn Home Visiting

Skilled nursing assessments of newborns and newly-delivered mothers

Long Term Home Visiting

Home visiting programs to support families during pregnancy and up to age 3, including Nurse Family Partnership and Healthy Family America

Pediatric Program

Nursing services for infants discharged from the NBICU; disease management, health promotion and teaching for children with asthma and lead poisoning

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TeenHOPE Program (Healthy Options for Parents through Education)

Case management and home visiting services provided  to teen parents up to age 21 receiving MFIP, HFA, or NFP benefits, who have not completed high school or received a GED.

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