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 School District, 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
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 decision to immunize yourself and your child(ren) is an important one. The best way to protect yourself and your family is by keeping your immunizations up-to-date.
Even small amounts of lead in your child’s system can make it hard for your child to learn, pay attention, or behave appropriately. Talk to your child’s doctor or nurse about testing your child and reducing exposure to lead.
With proper care, you can have healthy teeth throughout your life. Public Health's Oral Health Program provides services and information to help you keep a healthy smile and lower your risk of dental disease.
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.