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Public Health
Babies First!

About Us

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 age.

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 and education
  • Immunization assessment
  • Assessment of learning home safety and learning opportunities
  • Sudden Infant Death (SIDS) support
  • Referral for medical or social services
  • Education on health topics or concerns
  • Case management services
  • Consultation with other service providers, such as Healthy Start

Contact Us

To learn more about Babies First! or to make a referral, please call 541-440-3539.

How to Reach Us

Public Health
621 W Madrone
Roseburg, OR 97470
Phone: 541-440-3539
Toll Free: 800-234-0985
Fax: 541-957-3704
TTY: 541-440-3548

 Photo of a doctor examining an infant.