The maternal and child health program provides various services to improve the health and well being of women and children within the community.
The maternal and child health program focuses on one health priority issue over a three year contract period. This issue has been determined a need within the county and is the focus of system developments around the issue. The health priority focus through 2017 is prevention of unintentional injury. This program will dedicate time and educational resources to inform the public on ways they can prevent unintentional injuries at home.
As a part of this program, immunizations are provided to infants and children in the community at no charge via the Vaccines for Children program for those who are eligible. Children with elevated lead levels are educated and managed with follow-up counseling until levels return to normal levels. Child Care Health Consultation is overseen by one of our registered nurses and acts as an advocate and educator to ensure local daycare facilities are providing the best care possible to our residents. Health promotions are also done at the centers for the children to learn healthy habits.
We have three Certified Child Passenger Technicians that are on staff to install and verify proper placement of car seats. Seat installations and checks are done by appointment. We also offer a Car Seat Safety Program that is offered to the public.
Newborn Screenings are performed and education is provided on the testing conducted for this screening. There is a fee for this service.
Safe Sitter® Training classes are offered for girls and boys in grades 6-8. These sessions are taught by our nurses who are American Heart Association CPR instructors. This Safe Sitter® Training is offered yearly, scholarships are available. There is a fee for this service.
Left Photo: Jamie Anderson, Robyn Orf and Kim Gamm donate bycicle helmets and teach about bycicle safety at local school.
Center Photo: Kim Gamm demonstrates at a local daycare how to properly brush and clean teeth
Right Photo: Robyn Orf presents Child Car Seat Safety at a local children’s event.
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