Health Department Awarded $7.5M for Family Home Visits

The Maryland Department of Health was awarded a federal grant to expand a program that provides home visits, parenting skills, and other resources to pregnant women and families with young children. According to The Baltimore Sun:

The department will use the funds from the U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration, an agency of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, to support local agencies that make home visits to women and parents through the state’s Maternal, Infant and Early Childhood Home Visiting Program. The goal of the program is to help the families raise children who are physically, socially and emotionally healthy and ready to learn.

The article reports that while the program is statewide and voluntary, the department will target jurisdictions determined to have families most at risk and in need. These jurisdictions include: Baltimore City and Allegany, Baltimore, Caroline, Dorchester, Harford, Prince George’s, Somerset, Washington and Wicomico counties.

Read The Baltimore Sun for more information.

Learn more about the ways state and local departments are partnering to bring health care into people’s homes and communities at the MACo Winter Conference session “H2H: Building the Bridge from Hospitals to Homes.”

The MACo Winter Conference will be held December 6-8, 2017 at the Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay Hotel in Cambridge, Maryland. This year the conference’s theme is “The Power of Partnership.”

Learn more about MACo’s 2017 Winter Conference: