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The blog is a forum for sharing news, opinions and best practices related to maternal and infant health, early child development, healthy families and healthy communities in Delaware.

Program spotlight: Nurse Family Partnership

June 8, 2015

Nurse Family Partnership uses specially trained nurses to visit first-time pregnant women who are low-income. In Delaware, the program is offered by Children and Families First. Low-income women who are less than 28 weeks pregnant and who are pregnant with their first child are eligible for this service. A nurse will provide home visits regularly[…..]

When Do Home Visits Begin And What Are Sessions Like?

January 1, 2014

From the day of conception to the day you give birth, your health and your baby’s health are both very important. The Home Visiting program intends to help you both stay healthy, as well as help you prepare for the birth of your child. The program is designed to offer the support you need for[…..]

What You Need to Know About Home Visiting

December 25, 2013

Who are the home visitors? The home visitors that will come to your home are professionals and their qualifications  vary depending on your and your baby’s needs, at what stage you enter the program and across the state. From the day you begin until program completion, you will have the same home visitor conducting the[…..]