Prenatal & Parenting Programs

Mom and Baby

 • Family Connects Racine County                                                               

 • Healthy Families Racine County                                                                

 • Racine County Home Visiting Network                                                         

 

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What is Family Connects Racine County? 

 

Family Connects is a community-wide nurse home visiting program for all parents of newborns in Racine County. Our mission is to enhance family and child well-being. 

We believe that every family has needs around the birth of a child. The needs are different in different families, but nobody is fully prepared for a baby. Family Connects provides between one and three nurse home visits to every family with a newborn begining at about three weeks of age, regardless of income or demographics. Nurse visitors offer supportive guidance, respond to family questions about newborn care, and help bridge the gap between parent needs and community resources. Participation is voluntary and at no charge, and open to all Racine County families who have just given birth.

Racine County Human Services

For more information on Family Connects Racine County, please see our brochure:
Family Connects Racine County Brochure

 

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What are Healthy Families Racine County programs? 

 

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HFA is a nationally recognized evidence-based home visiting program model. Based on 30 years of research to ensure programs are effective, Healthy Families America’s core values include valuing children, strengthening families and engaging communities.

 Central Racine County Health Department is accredited by Healthy Families America (HFA)

 

Family Foundations Home Visiting

An evidence-based home visitation program that uses the Healthy Families America model and Growing Great Kids curriculum. Family Foundations Home Visiting is funded by WI Department of Children and Families and is a partnership between Racine County Human Services Department, Central Racine County Health Department, and a consortium of Racine County home visiting providers. Program goals include but are not limited to improving birth outcomes; promoting child safety, health and development; improving maternal health; and, improving service coordination with and referral to other community resources and supports. The program is open to all expectant and new parents (within the first 60 days of life) and their families in Racine County. Enrollment occurs prenatally through birth and families may receive home visits prenatally through age 5 of the child. Participation is voluntary and at no charge. If you or someone you know is pregnant or just gave birth, call (262) 638-6641 to ask about services.

Racine Healthy Babies

An evidence-based home visitation program that uses Healthy Families America model and Growing Great Kids curriculum. Funded through Wis. Stats. 253.16 and managed by Racine County Human Services Department, this program is a partnership between Racine County Human Services and Central Racine County Health Department. The program supports home visits for pregnant or parenting women who have had a previous preterm birth, low birth weight birth, fetal loss or infant death and pregnant or parenting African American women who have not had a previous loss. Program goals include utilizing innovative approaches to reduce poor outcomes, improving maternal health, improving family functioning, and promoting child health, safety and development. The program is open to the aforementioned expectant and new parents (within the first 60 days of life) and their families in zip codes 53402-53406. Participation is voluntary and at no charge. If you or someone you know is pregnant or just gave birth, call (262) 638-6641 to ask about services.

Prenatal Care Coordination (PNCC)

PNCC is a Wisconsin Medicaid benefit that helps pregnant women get the support and services they need to have a healthy baby.

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What is Racine County Home Visiting Network? (RCHVN)

 

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A group of local agencies who provide free home visitation services to pregnant and parenting families- including each mentioned above.  It is a community project to promote healthy babies and families.  Partners include Racine County Human Services Department, United Way of Racine County, Central Racine County Health Department, Ascension—All Saints, Professional Services Group, City of Racine, Wisconsin Department of Children and Families (DCF), and State of Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS).  Central Racine County Health Department is part of the Greater Racine Collaborative for Healthy Birth Outcomes (LIHF) and Family Preservation West.  

 

Home Visting Staff

All program services are provided by Public Health Nurses/Educators with experience in perinatal care, child rearing, growth and development, HFA model, Growing Great Kids curriculum, prevention education and community resources.
 

For more information on mother/infant visits see our brochure:
Racine County Home Visiting Network Brochure

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