Within Early Relational Health we work to promote optimal development in the first 2 years and mitigate adverse childhood experiences, such as child abuse, prenatal substance use, and the impacts of poverty.
HealthySteps is an evidence-base, interdisciplinary pediatric primary care program that ensures young children receive nurturing parenting and have healthy development. At SRCH a development and/or behavior specialist connect families during well-child visits as part of the primary care team. The specialist offers screening and support for common and complex concerns that physicians often lack time to address, including feeding, behavior, sleep, attachment, depression, social determinants of health and adapting to life with a baby or young child. The specialists are trained to provide families with parenting guidance, support between visits, referrals and care coordination, all specific to their needs.
HealthySteps is currently being offered at Santa Rosa Community Health clinics.
Nurse-Family Partnership helps transform the lives of vulnerable first-time moms and their babies. Through ongoing home visits from registered nurses, low-income, first-time moms receive the care and support they need to have a healthy pregnancy, provide responsible and competent care for their children, and become more economically self-sufficient. From pregnancy until the child turns two years old, Nurse-Family Partnership Nurse Home Visitors form a much-needed, trusting relationship with the first-time moms, instilling confidence and empowering them to achieve a better life for their children – and themselves.
An evidence-based community health program, Nurse-Family Partnership’s outcomes include long-term family improvements in health, education, and economic self-sufficiency. By helping to break the cycle of poverty, we play an important role in helping to improve the lives of society’s most vulnerable members, build stronger communities, and leave a positive impact on this and future generations.