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Maternal Child Health

Florida Department of Health in Palm Beach County

Healthy Beginnings System of Care

The Maternal Child Health Division provides home visits. The providers are Registered Nurse Case Managers. Typical clients are pregnant women and their infants, however, the entire family is included in the service plan intended to support, educate and lead to improved birth outcomes.

Children’s Services Council of Palm Beach County supports children’s projects by providing the necessary funds to make a difference in a child’s life.

For more information visit the following websites: www.cscpbc.org and www.everyparentpbc.org


Maternal Health Staff Members


Our three programs are designed to meet the individual needs of each family.

Our Programs

  • Healthy Beginnings Nurses

  • Nurse Family Partnership

  • Women's Health Initiative

Goals of Programs

  • Improve pregnancy outcomes.

  • Reduce low birth weights.

  • Increase parenting skills and knowledge.

  • Establish medical homes for women and their babies.

  • Coordinate immunizations for children.

  • Reduce child abuse and neglect by offering family support.

  • Improve parental literacy through referrals to GED, High School and ESOL.

  • Promote increased levels of family self-sufficiency.

Services Offered

  • Nurse home visits to pregnant women and infants.

  • Positive Parenting Program-Level 3

  • Spanish and Creole interpretation provided by certified staff.

  • Depression screening for women, with referrals to counseling services.

  • Infant/child developmental screening to identify developmental delays and refer for further assessments.

  • Child birth education classes in Spanish and Creole.

  • Breast-feeding education and support.

  • Immunization assessment and referral.

  • Parenting classes in Spanish and Creole.

  • Family Planning education and referral.

  • Community education, participation in community events.

  • Assistance with linkage to vital Palm Beach County Services.

How Do I Find Out More?

Maternal Child Health (561) 671-4140

Resources

For Pregnant Women:

For Infants:

  • HomeSafe infants - Questions about The Homesafe Healthy Beginnings Program? Call toll-free at 1- 888-634-7900 or (561) 383-9880