Babies First! is a
Public Health Nurse home visiting program for children at
risk for poor health and development outcomes. Babies
First! is a statewide program for children 0 to 5 years of
The goal of the Babies First! program is to
improve the health outcomes of children through prevention
and early identification of problems. Public Health
Nurses visit the children and families in their homes.
A Public Health Nurse provides health
screening, nursing assessment, and nursing case management.
The Babies First! program can help link families with health
care providers and other community resources. Public
Health Nurses can work with families to improve their parent
skills and to develop realistic expectations about their
child's growth and development.
- Developmental screening
- Monitoring your child's growth
- Screening of motor skills and language
- Hearing, vision, and dental screening
- Parent interaction assessment
- Immunization assessment
- Assessment of learning home
safety and learning opportunities
- Sudden Infant Death (SIDS)
- Referral for medical or social
- Education on health topics or
- Case management services
- Consultation with other
service providers, such as Healthy Start
To learn more about Babies First! or to make
a referral, please call 541-440-3539.