Healthy Start Home Visitor Program
What is Healthy Start?
The Healthy Start Home Visitor Program is located at the Butler County Healthy Department. Home Visitors are mothers that have been trained to help other mothers with their concerns and they work with public health nurses who can make home visits as needed. Services are provided in your home through scheduled visits to give you friendly support and information. Healthy Start partners with the family and other agencies to provide health resources, education, outreach and family support for healthy mothers, infants, and children.
How Can a Healthy Start Visitor Assist Your Family?
Healthy Start Home Visitors want to visit you before your child is born to help you have the healthiest pregnancy possible. The visitor can help you with:
- Finding a doctor
- Good Nutrition
- Help you learn to breastfeed your baby
- Infant car safety seats and how to use them
- Planning for child care, if needed
- Stopping behaviors that can hurt your growing baby (smoking, drinking alcohol, or other drugs)
- Cribs for Kids (play pens for a safe sleep environment)
- Your recovery after having a baby
- Baby Care
- Nutrition for you and your baby
- Family Planning
- Immunizations for you and baby
- Expected infant development
- Understanding a baby’s or child’s behavior
- Change in the family with a baby
- Discipline / setting limits for children
- Locating agencies / programs that can assist you and your family
Who is Eligible?
Healthy Start Home Visitor Services are available to all families in Butler County regardless of race, ethnicity, financial status, or legal residency including:
- Women of childbearing age
- Pregnant women, mothers, and their babies
- Infants and children to age 1