Healthy Families America

Healthy Families America (HFA) home visiting program is a free/no cost, ongoing home visiting program that addresses the pressing need for enhanced early health and education services for at-risk families.

Enrollment and participation is voluntary. HFA program is designed to increase access to needed maternal and child health services and supports to African-American women and their infants with low income, ages 13-24 living in specific cities in Wayne County, MI.other than Detroit.

The program goal is to reduce racial and economic disparities in infant mortality and child abuse for residents of Out-Wayne County. The objective of the program is to provide home visits for identified families during the pregnancy of the mother until the newly born infant has reached his/her third birthday.
Moms are offered educational programs and classes; assistance with connecting to community resources; consultation and support, and family planning for enrolled clients.

This model is offered by 2 agencies in Wayne County; Spaulding For Children and Wayne County Health Department.

                                                                      Contact 1-844-321-4769 (GROW) for more details.

Maternal Infant Health Program

Maternal Infant Health Program (MIHP) provides home visitation support and care coordination for pregnant women and infants on Medicaid on a state wide basis.Services are intended to supplement regular prenatal/infant care and to assist healthcare providers in managing the beneficiary's health and well being. The purpose of MIHP is to promote healthy pregnancies, positive birth outcomes, and healthy infant growth and development.

                                                  Contact 1-844-321-4769 (GROW) for more details.

Nurse Family Partnership

Nurse-Family Partnership helps transform the lives of vulnerable first-time moms and their babies. Through ongoing home visits from registered nurses, low-income, first-time moms receive the care and support they need to have a healthy pregnancy, provide responsible and competent care for their children, and become more economically self-sufficient. From pregnancy until the child turns two years old, Nurse-Family Partnership Nurse Home Visitors form a much-needed, trusting relationship with the first-time moms, instilling confidence and empowering them to achieve a better life for their children – and themselves.
                                                      Contact 1-844-321-4769 (GROW) for more details.

Early Head Start

Early Head Start (EHS) provides free, comprehensive child development services to low-income families through both home-based and center-based programming.
 Early Head Start (EHS) serves pregnant women and children birth to three years old. The goal is to improve the health and readiness-to-learn of children before they enter preschool and kindergarten.
Pregnant women and children, birth to three years, whose families receive SSI or DHS cash grants and/or DHS child care reimbursement, or meet income guidelines. Children with disabilities and foster children are also eligible.
 EHS provides a broad spectrum of services, including early childhood education, enriched childcare, medical and dental care referrals, nutrition and healthy living classes, mental health and parent support services, and more.
The mission of EHS is to foster healthy prenatal results, advance the development of very young children, and promote healthy family functioning.
The program combines home-based services, center-based services and assistance for pregnant women to help you and your child thrive through the very important early developmental years.

Home-based services are provided by Early Childhood Educators through regularly scheduled visits to the home.
Center-based services are provided to parents who work 20 or more hours per week or who are in school part-time (6 credit hours).
Some locations offer services in English and Spanish.

                              Contact 1-844-321-4769 (Grow) for locations throughout Detroit and Wayne County.


Parents as Teachers

Parents as Teachers (PAT) is an early childhood family support and parent education home-visiting model. Families may enroll in Parents as Teachers beginning with the birth of the child and may remain in the program until the child enters kindergarten. 
 Parent educators work with parents to strengthen protective factors and ensure that young children are healthy, safe, and ready to learn.
The goals of the model are 
to increase parent knowledge of early childhood development, improve parenting practices, provide early detection of developmental delays and health issues, prevent child abuse and neglect, and increase children's school readiness and school success. 

Home visitation is the key component of the Parents as Teachers model, with personal visits of approximately 60 minutes delivered weekly,every 2 weeks, or monthly, depending on family needs.

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Healthy Start and Native Healthy Start

 Healthy Start features evidence-based practices and innovative, culturally informed community-driven interventions. Beginning with direct outreach by community health workers to pregnant and postpartum women, we ensure that mothers and infants have ongoing sources of primary and preventive health care and that their basic needs (housing, psychosocial, nutritional and educational support) are met. Following risk assessments and screening for perinatal depression, case managers provide linkages with appropriate services and education. Most services are delivered through home visiting. Mothers and infants are followed from entry into prenatal care through 2 years after delivery. The project has strong collaborative linkages with State programs including Title V MCH Block Grant, Medicaid, State Child Health Insurance Program, and with local agencies and services.

The Institute of Population Health offers Healthy Start in 6 targeted zip codes in Detroit.

Native Healthy Start is offered through American Indian Health and Family Services of Southeast Michigan as part of Inter-Tribal services throughout Michigan and the U.S. 

Both of the Healthy Start programs use Maternal Infant Health (MIHP) services to achieve health outcomes within the context of the broader community intervention known as Healthy Start.
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The (WIN) Network

The Women‐Inspired Neighborhood (WIN) Network was formed under the Detroit Regional Infant Mortality Reduction Task Force with support by 4 major health systems in Detroit (Detroit Medical Center, Henry Ford Health System, St. John Providence Health System, and Oakwood Healthcare System).
The WIN Network of Detroit connects women to support systems, resources, and information in their community when they need it.

       Serve women ages 18‐34 who are pregnant;
       Non‐pregnant women who want to lead a healthier lifestyle to plan a healthy pregnancy;
       Live in Brightmoor. Chadsey, Condon,or Osborn neighborhoods in Detroit; 

Community and Neighborhood Navigators (CNNs) work in neighborhood centers to link and support women within the community. 

WIN Network Detroit provides:
‐ Group sessions on topics related to healthy lifestyles,stress management, goal setting, healthy eating,   managing healthcare, caring for family and infants, exercising, and family planning;

‐ Home visits for expecting mothers to help guide them through pregnancy and prepare for the future;

‐ Connections to local resources,support and opportunities to talk with other women who have successfully   gone through pregnancy and birth.
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Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health

Contact 1-844-321-4769 (Grow) for locations throughout Detroit and Wayne County.Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health is a prevention and intervention program for families who are either expecting a child or who have infants, toddlers, or young children up to the age of 6. These services are designed to support the parent-child relationship. These services may be a good fit if the parent is experiencing and symptoms of depression, anxiety or other mental health concerns. These services may also be a good fit if the infant/child is experiencing any of the following: behavior challenges such as tantrums, low birth weight, eating or sleeping difficulties, developmental delays, separations from primary caregiver or other forms of trauma.

Weekly home visits are offered by an Infant Mental Health Specialist. The focus of each visit is to enhance the parent-infant/child relationship. The following strategies are utilized in home visits: Encouragement and guidance on interacting with your infant/toddler: guidance and support in times of need; help in understanding your child’s development; help connecting with your community for support, resources and coordinating services.

                               Contact 1-844-321-4769 (Grow) for locations throughout Detroit and Wayne County.

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