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.
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. While Clark County Public Health no longer offers immunizations directly, we are happy to assist with connecting you with the services available in our area.
Lead could hurt your child.
Even small amounts of lead in your child’s system can make it hard for your child to learn, pay attention, or behave appropriately. Most children who have lead poisoning do not look or act sick. A blood test is the only way to tell if your child has lead poisoning. Talk to your child’s doctor or nurse about testing your child and reducing exposure to lead.
Common sources of lead poisoning
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.