Home Visitation Programs
• Prenatal 0-5 Home Visits
Registered nurses make home visits to infants at risk for delay in development. These risk factors may include: prematurity, low apgar scores, birth trauma, substance abuse, and need for parenting skills.
• Medicaid/Targeted Case Management
A Medicaid benefit for infants and families. Registered nurses make home visits to assess the needs of families and provide referrals to community agencies.
• Teen Parents
Parents under the age of 18 receive home visits from registered nurses. Services provided may include: parenting information, and referrals to community agencies.
• Spanish Home Visitation Program
Para-professionals make home visits to teach parenting skills and appropriate developmental milestones.
• Parents as Teachers
Parents as Teachers is a free program that provides parents with information to help build their children's intellectual, language, social, and physical development from pregnancy to age 2.
• Spanish speaking home visitors are available
• No cost for services
Parents as Teachers
The Welcome Baby program has been affiliated with the Parents As Teachers program since 1999. The vision of the PAT program is that all children will learn, grow and develop to realize their full potential. The mission of the program is to provide the information, support and encouragement parents need to help their children develop optimally during the crucial early years of life.
For more information call Utah County Health Department 801-851-7026
Links for additional parenting information:
- The primary goal of DHS Child and Family Services is to protect children from abuse, neglect, or dependency, as well as to serve their family members who may experience violence in the home.
- Welcome Baby program at United Way of Utah County
- Prenatal Medicaid for legal residents of the United States to provide prenatal care
- Information about your child’s development, educational activities, and local PBS kids programs.
- Practical approach to enhance the competence of parents and build strong family-child relationships from before birth through the earliest years.
- American Academy of Pediatrics information for parents about child development, educational activities, immunization information, car seat safety and other child related topics.
- Raising awareness of the benefits of early detection and therapy for children with early motor delays
- American Academy of Family Physicians
- American Speech, Language, Hearing Association
- Public health program to ensure eye and vision care become an integral part of infant wellness care
- A tool kit of activities that parents can do with their children to prepare for school
- Nation’s leading resource on the first 3 years of life informing, educating, and supporting adults who influence the lives of infants and toddlers.
- Practical information from books, weekly parenting tips, monthly e-zine and downloadable brochures.
- The vision of the PAT program is that all children will learn, grow and develop to realize their full potential. The mission of the program is to provide the information, support and encouragement parents need to help their children develop optimally during the crucial early years of life.
- l health promotion initiative dedicated to the principle that every child deserves to be healthy and that optional health involves a trusting relationship between the health professional, the child, the family and the community as partners in health practice.