OUR REQUIRED ACTIVITIES
Our Family Health program includes:
- Maternal and Infant Health
- Child Health
- Reproductive Health
and is designed to Improve the health of people under 21, including children with special health care needs; Increase the proportion of people under 21 who receive comprehensive primary & preventive care; Improve birth outcomes, decrease maternal & infant disease, and increase the proportion of women who receive early pregnancy and post-delivery care including referral to support services;
Decrease unintended pregnancies and STDs, and improve access to family planning and comprehensive reproductive care.
The Baby Steps to Bright Futures program is a voluntary newborn universal home visiting program. It includes three (3) home visits and one (1) phone visit. It is designed to serve Moms, Dads, Foster Parents, Adoptive Parents, Grandparents…Families!
A health professional visits caregivers and newborns right within the comfort of your home. Health professionals are Nurses, Health Educators and/or Certified Lactation Consultants who understand the health needs of you and your newborn.
During visits you’ll talk about:
- Bonding & attaching with your baby to help baby grow mentally and physically
- Infant feeding support, including breastfeeding,
- Safe sleep practices and ways to reduce your baby’s risk of SIDS
- Ages and stages of infant and toddler development
- Creating a safe home environment – smoke detectors, outlet covers and child proofing
- Supporting your mental health and connecting you to resources and
- Connecting you with other services, such as health insurance, health care providers, and community programs.
For more information call (518) 873-3500.
- State-wide Helpline: Toll free: 855-631-0001, available everyday, 9-5pm.
- National Maternal Mental Health Hotline: Toll free – call or text 1-833-943-5746, available 24/7.
NYS Parent Guide for building a nurturing, healthy relationship with your child.
Let’s roll up our sleeves to foster a community of immunity. Below is a series of Public Service Announcements from local families and health care providers sharing their experiences, expertise, and resources to connect people with resources they need to be healthy and protected. Find a medical home and please know we as a health department are here when and if you are ready to vaccinate.
COMMUNITY BASED ACTIVITIES
Supporting Healthy Families will be offered Thursdays in March from 11:00am – Noon. Register by March 1st.
Our department provides leadership to improve health outcomes for women, children, and families through assessment, policy development and public health interventions. The health and well-being of families is fundamental to overall population health. Family Health encompasses a broad scope of health conditions, behaviors and service systems in three key areas or “life course” periods; maternal and infant health; child health; and reproductive, preconception, inter-conception health.
OUR REQUIRED ACTIVITIES
Our Family Health program includes
✅ Maternal and Infant Health
✅ Child Health
✅ Reproductive Health
and is designed to
- Improve the health of people under 21, including children with special health care needs;
- Increase the proportion of people under 21 who receive comprehensive primary & preventive care;
- Improve birth outcomes, decrease maternal & infant disease, and increase the proportion of women who receive early pregnancy and post-delivery care including referral to support services;
- Decrease unintended pregnancies and STDs, and improve access to family planning and comprehensive reproductive care.
Our required activities include:
✅ education campaigns;
✅ information & referral for women and families;
✅ outreach for health and human service providers;
✅ promoting policy, environment and systems changes; and
✅ assistance with health insurance enrollment and accessing comprehensive health care services.