Family Health Program
MVNA provides family-centered and community-based public health nursing services to clients from diverse racial, ethnic and socio-economic backgrounds. Public Health Nurses (PHNs) work with families in their homes and other community settings. In coordination with health care providers and local community agencies, PHNs help:
- Promote healthy birth outcomes and positive parent-infant relationships
- Encourage healthy growth and development for infants and young children
- Prevent complications of illness and chronic disease conditions
- Promote healthy and safe environments
- Encourage family self-sufficiency, school attendance and use of community resources
In-Home Family Services
MVNA's in-home Family Health services include:
- Assessment of health status, home safety and risk factors for abuse, depression, barriers to self sufficiency and use of community resources
- Health teaching and counseling related to pregnancy, birth, child growth and development, healthy lifestyle behaviors and personal safety. Multiple teaching methods are used including written information, audiovisual materials, role modeling and hands-on exercises.
- Linking with community resources. Clients are referred to and assisted with making connections with agencies such as WIC, MFIP, schools, Early Childhood Family Education, Follow Along, Child and Teen Checkups, 348-TOTS, Way to Grow and HUG.
Family Health Programs
Postpartum and Newborn Home Visiting
Teen Parent Program
Pregnancy Support Program
Therapeutic and Ill Child Program
Family Health Aide Services
Specialized Contract Programs
To receive MVNA Family Health services, clients must be low income. There is no charge to the client of referral source for Family Health services.
If you have identified someone who could benefit from the services offered by MVNA, please call our Intake office at 612-617-4700 or fax a referral form to 612-331-5348.