Home Visiting

Home visiting for families with young children is a longstanding strategy offering information, guidance, risk assessment, and parenting support interventions at home. The typical “home visiting program” is designed to improve some combination of pregnancy outcomes, parenting skills, and early childhood health and development.

The Maternal and Child Health Home Visiting (MCHHV) program approach is strength-based, concentrating on the inherent strengths of individuals, families, groups and organizations, and deploying personal strengths to aid recovery and empowerment. The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) provides training or assistance as requested to assist local programs in understanding and applying this approach. Learn more by visit the Kansas Home Visiting website.

Maternal Child Health Home Visiting Video Gabriela & Leticia

Gabriela describes how Maria, a home visitor from Riley County Health Department, supported her throughout her pregnancy and after the delivery of her baby girl.