We know most brain development occurs in the first years of a child’s life: during this critical developmental period, parents receive support and knowledge on how children grow and learn to get them ready for school.
Prenatal and Healthy Beginnings
Pregnancy and new baby visiting is free to families living in Itasca County. Visits are voluntary and include: free welcome package, height/weight measurements of baby, referral to community resources and information on:
Feeding your baby
General baby care
Playing with baby
Healthy Families Itasca
Healthy Families Itasca is a voluntary, public health home visiting program for moms and dads who are having their first baby, at no cost. The program is dedicated to helping first time parents of any age develop positive parenting skills, and support child health and development through evidence-based curriculum.
Each enrolled parent is partnered with a trained Public Health Nurse who will visit their home throughout pregnancy and until the child is 3 years old.
For questions about this program, please call the Public Health Division at 218-327-2941.