Healthy Families America (HFA) is a nationally recognized, evidence-based home visiting program offered by Wright County Public Health. These voluntary, long-term services ideally begin during pregnancy or shortly after birth. Specially trained public health nurses offer home visits where families gain support toward their goals while learning and strengthening essential parenting skills. Families who participate will build long-lasting relationships and discover new and exciting ways of interacting with their children that are proven to support learning and development from infancy through age three.
Who can participate? Anyone that lives in Wright County, is pregnant or has young children, and is interested in home visits.
How often are the visits?
Visits begin during pregnancy or early childhood and continue until the child is three years old. Visits occur in steps; beginning weekly and lessening over time. The exact schedule will be decided between the family and the nurse. How much does it cost?
There is no cost to participants. Although insurance is not a requirement to participate in the program, some services are billable for those with insurance coverage. In some cases the public health nurse can assist the family in obtaining health insurance and assistance or resources as necessary. How do I enroll in the program?
Call (763) 682-7468. Your basic contact information will be taken and given to a public health nurse who will call you to discuss different services, options that may benefit your family, answer any questions you may have, and set up a time for a home visit. To make a referral to this program, please complete the Referral Form.