Strategy: Home Visiting/Family Support 

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Why This Matters:

The cornerstone of a healthy society is to assure that all families have access to the supportive services they want and need. Home Visiting helps us reach this goal by offering a variety of family-focused services to expectant parents and families with new babies and young children. Participating parents often face challenging social conditions, high risk pregnant women and families with young children including focused populations such as families whose babies have been in the neonatal intensive care unit, first time mothers, teen parents, women who have experienced a fetal or infant loss, and African American families. Our efforts are focused on integrating various county home visiting programs into a countywide system. Through this system, we seek to incorporate common quality standards, pool community resources and achieve greater outcomes. It also allows us to increase our reach to help ensure family participation. For the 2012-13 fiscal year, the Home Visiting/Family Support strategy supported 4,223 families in Alameda County. We continue to partner with ACPHD to provide trainings for home visiting professionals, collect data for evaluation and share workforce development best practices.


What We Are Doing:

The Home Visiting and Family Support Strategy, in collaboration with Alameda County Public Health Department (ACPHD) and our community partners, is creating a more comprehensive home visiting and family support system of care for high-risk families, and families whose babies have been in the neonatal intensive care unit. Our efforts are focused on integrating various county home visiting programs into a countywide system. Through this system, we seek to incorporate common quality standards, pool community resources and achieve greater outcomes.The integrated system also allows us to work in partnership with the various programs to conduct targeted outreach and determine a family's needs, thereby directly them to the appropirate service and ensuring greater levels of participation and success in meeting their expressed goals. For the 2012-13 fiscal year, the Home Visiting Strategy supported 4,223 families in Alameda County. We continue to partner with ACPHD to provide trainings for home visiting professionals, collect data for evaluation and share workforce development best practices.


First 5 Alameda County funded programs supporting this strategy:

(In partnership with Alameda County Public Health Department)


Family Health Services

 Special Start – ACPHD

 Your Family Counts/ Healthy Families America

 • Building Bridges

Special Start 

Brighter Beginnings


Tiburcio Vasquez Health Center

 

 

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