Public Health supports families with children with special health care needs. All children who are at risk or have a health and/or developmental problems are eligible for care coordination regardless of income.
Child and Family Health
Nurse-Family Partnership® (NFP) is an evidence-based, community health program that serves low-income women pregnant with their first child. Each new mom is partnered with a registered nurse early in her pregnancy and receives ongoing nurse home visits. It is a life-transforming partnership, for the mom and her child.
First Steps MSS and ICM programs are offered to our Nurse-Family Partnership clientele or through other participating agencies in the community, such as Sea Mar and Vancouver Public School, as a preventative health and educational service to women on Medicaid and living in Clark County.
Public Health encourages breastfeeding for all babies. Breastfeeding is best for so many reasons:
Bonding with baby
Protection from illness
Clark County Public Health encourages all families to come together at the dinner table for better nutrition and quality time. Take a minute to find out why it is important and how to make eating together fun for the whole family
The best way to protect yourself and your family from vaccine preventable disease is by keeping your immunizations up-to-date. While Clark County Public Health no longer offers immunizations directly, we are happy to assist with connecting you to services in our area.
Lead (Pb) is a naturally occurring element that can be toxic, causing health effects. There is no known safe level of lead in the human body. Lead exposure in children can result in behavioral and learning problems, lower IQ, hyperactivity, slowed growth, hearing problems and anemia, and can lead to seizures, coma, and even death, in rare cases.
The Access to Baby & Child Dentistry (ABCD) program offers preventive dental care for children birth through 5 years who have Washington Apple Health (Medicaid) insurance.
Adverse childhood experiences, commonly called ACEs, can have lasting health impacts. Children who are subjected to abuse, violence, deprivation, hunger, or other traumatic experiences can carry the scars with them over a lifetime.