Minnesota Department of Health: Five greater Minnesota areas awarded family home visiting grants

EXCERPT: “Hundreds of children in greater Minnesota have a better chance at health in 2018 and beyond thanks to a new series of grants from the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH). MDH recently awarded $4.87 million in additional family home visiting funds to 19 counties and two tribal nations in greater Minnesota. The additional funding will allow the communities to build on existing family home visiting programs, serving an additional 300 families . . . Family home visiting programs serve at-risk families such as first-time moms, parents with high risk or high needs, and families facing challenges of mental illness, domestic abuse, or substance abuse. Through home visiting programs, a nurse or other trained professional provides practical health and parenting support to parents and pregnant women during ongoing home visits until the child is 2 to 3 years old.” FULLSTORY: http://bit.ly/2C9hhz8