Healthy Families Nebraska-Central District program launches to support families
The program supports expecting families and anyone raising children under three years old
HASTINGS, Neb. (KSNB) - Central District Health Department (CDHD) is launching Healthy Families Nebraska-Central District to support families who are expecting and raising children under three years old in Hall, Hamilton, and Merrick Counties.
Central District is a voluntary program that provides regular home visits starting with pregnancy and continuing throughout the early and sometimes challenging first years of life. Family support specialists provide new educational materials based on the child’s developmental stage.
More than 70,000 families received personalized in-home support from the Healthy Families American program in 2022.
“We are thrilled to be able to offer this additional resource to area families and individuals,” Blaire Dreessen, program manager, said. “We believe early, nurturing relationships are the foundation for healthy development.”
The program is meant to run for up to three years and offers ongoing assistance by making frequent home visits.
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