Home Visiting - Your Partner in Helping Families

Free, live webcast on April 19, 2018
9:00 - 10:00am ET

Heather Daly, MPH

Program Manager, Healthy Schenectady Families

Arielle Burlett, MA
Neighborhood WIC Manager of Community Services
Public Health Solutions

Children do not arrive with how-to manuals! Fortunately, there are programs that can help parents enhance their parenting skills. There are seven evidence-based home visiting models implementing programs across New York State. While the models vary in their focus, e.g., healthy pregnancies and childbirth, school readiness, child abuse prevention, all assist parents with skill development and referrals to needed services so children are healthy and ready to learn. All the programs encourage and accept referrals from a variety of community partners such as medical practices, WIC clinics, social service organizations, and public health departments. This webcast will discuss the benefits of home visiting to the clients and to referring agencies, including improved adherence to immunization schedules, reinforcement of health messages delivered during pregnancy and early childhood, and screening for maternal depression and child developmental delays.

Learning Outcome
As a result of this activity, the learner will be able to enhance their knowledge and competence on the benefits of home visiting to clients and providers and evidence-based home visiting models being implemented across New York State.

Learning Objectives
After viewing the webcast participants will be able to:

  • Describe at least three benefits to participants in home visiting programs;
  • List at least two benefits to medical practices or some community-based programs of referring patients/clients to home visiting; and
  • Name the seven evidence-based home visiting models in NYS.

Target Audience
Public health professionals in state and local health departments, physicians, physician assistants, nurses, nurse practitioners, other medical providers, community health workers, health navigators, lactation counselors, social workers and others working with families in WIC clinics.

Continuing Education Credits expired for this activity on 4/30/2021. We encourage you to take the evaluation as it helps us plan future programs.