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.

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.

Intended 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.

To Obtain Continuing Education Credits: 
Each participant interested in CE credits must complete an evaluation and post-test, which is available above under "Evaluation, Post-test & Credits". A score of 80% and above on the post-test will generate a certificate indicating the requested credits.

The planners, moderator, and presenters do not have any financial arrangements or affiliations with any commercial entities whose products, research or services may be discussed in this activity.

No commercial funding has been accepted for this activity.

Continuing Medical Education Credits

The School of Public Health, University at Albany is accredited by the Medical Society of the State of New York (MSSNY) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The School of Public Health, University at Albany designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 

Continuing Medical Education Credits are offered until April 30, 2021.

Continuing Nurse Education Contact Hours

The University at Albany School of Public Health is an Approved Provider of continuing nurse education by the Northeast Multi-State Division, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

This offering is approved for 1 nursing contact hour(s).

Nursing Contact Hours are offered until April 30, 2021.

Certified Health Education Specialist Contact Hours

Sponsored by the School of Public Health, University and Albany, SUNY, a designated provider of continuing education contact hours (CECH) in health education by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. This program is designated for Certified Health Education Specialists (CHES®) and/or Master Certified Health Education Specialists (MCHES®) to receive up to 1.0 total Category I contact education contact hours. Maximum advanced-level continuing education contact hours available are 0.

Continuing Education Contact Hours are offered until April 30, 2021. 

Social Work

University at Albany, School of Social Welfare, Social Work Continuing Education Program is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board of Social Workers as an approved provider of continuing education for Licensed Social Workers - #0011

The activity is approved for 1 Contact Hour.

Social Work continuing education hours are offered until December 31, 2020.