Public Health Nurses (PHNs) collaborate with community partners to improve maternal, child, and adolescent health, and access to care by providing assessments, education, and linkages to resou rces. PHNs work with families to develop an individualized plan to meet clients’ goals during case management. Eligible clients and their families receive home visits at no cost.
- Public Health Field Nursing
A voluntary home visiting program with a Public Health Nurse to support families during pregnancy and with children up to 5 years old. The program provides strength-based case management, assists families with accessing resources, and provides health and parenting education.
- Nurse-Family Partnerships (NFP)
Field and home visits for case management of first time pregnant mothers to help them develop skills to take better care of themselves and their babies.
- Perinatal Resource Guide
A family health resource guide with various health-related services located throughout Santa Cruz County developed and maintained by Family Health staff.
- Comprehensive Perinatal Services Program (CPSP)
CPSP is a statewide program that provides enhanced reimbursement for a wide range of services to Medi-Cal eligible pregnant and postpartum women. CPSP Providers
- Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) Program
Public Health Nurses provide support, referrals and coordination of services for families, child care providers and others who have experienced the loss of a baby from SIDS.