Scott County Public Health offers home visiting programs that provide families support and guidance. These home visiting programs are designed to help families reach goals and connect with community supports. Public Health works with healthcare providers, early childhood educators, human services and other community services to meet each family’s needs.
Home Visiting Scott County Public Health Nurses promote healthy families and safe, nurturing environments for children through home visiting. Visits are voluntary and tailored to individual family’s interests and needs. Nurses engage mothers and fathers in a variety of discussions about:
Health and nutrition
Infant and child health, growth, and development
Infant and childhood safety and injury prevention
Scott Healthy Families Scott Healthy Families is a voluntary home visiting program for first time parents. This program is part of a partnership called Metro Alliance for Healthy Families (MAHF). Currently MAHF is being offered in 10 metro counties, including Anoka, Carver, Chisago, Hennepin, Isanti, Dakota, Ramsey, Washington and the City of Bloomington. The Scott Healthy Family visits start during pregnancy or soon after the baby is born. These visits can continue through the early years of parenting.
Raising healthy successful children is a challenge for all families. This challenge can be greater for first-time parents. In an effort to support these families, the Scott Healthy Families program will:
Focus and build on parent's strengths
Promote healthy births
Promote child and family safety
Help parents to identify and reach family goals
Support nurturing parent-child relationships
Promote school readiness
Offer connections to formal and informal community supports
Provide support to parents to reduce parental stress