Nurse Home Visitation Programs
Jefferson County Public Health offers a wide range of services to help mothers and their babies get off to a healthy start. Whether you are pregnant, have a newborn, toddler or perhaps several young children, connecting with public health programs and services can benefit your family’s health. If you'd like to apply for a home visitation or refer someone to the program, please fill out the online Public Health Nurse Home Referral form [external link].
The Family Collaboration Program is a voluntary home visitation program for any family referred from the Jefferson County Human Services Department. Collaboration nurses offer care coordination support to moms, dads and other caregivers of children for an average of 4 to 7 months.
Caseworkers and families working with the child welfare system can request services, and services can extend past assessment/case closure. Caseworkers make a referral through the CAT system. For more information, please call 720-469-0513 or email [email protected] and ask for a nurse in the collaboration program.
The Nurse-Family Partnership program [external link] is a free prenatal and early childhood nurse home visitation program for first-time mothers who meet financial guidelines. If you are pregnant with your first baby, or your first child is less than one month old, you can enroll in Nurse-Family Partnership and have your own nurse visit you in your home or some other convenient location until your baby turns two years old. In Colorado, this program is free, voluntary and open to any woman eligible for WIC and/or Medicaid even if you don’t use those services.
When you enroll, your nurse will want to understand what is important to you for your life and your baby. Your public health nurse can bring information and resources on many topics such as your health, your baby’s health, labor and delivery, feeding and caring for your baby, how to understand your baby’s different cries and body language, and how you can help your baby to have the best development physically, socially, emotionally and mentally. As you get to know your nurse, you will find someone you can trust and turn to when you have questions and concerns. Your nurse will be there for you.
To have a Nurse-Family Partnership nurse help you with your pregnancy, complete this form. For more information, to refer a family or to schedule a home visit, please call 303-239-7074.
NICU2Home is a follow-up program for families whose baby has been in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU). To help make the transition to home as smooth as possible, JCPH offers families helpful information, support and connections to resources.
You Are Not Alone
Our team of nurse care coordinators offer a family-centered approach, so families can feel more confident and capable to take care of their own needs.
We Are Here to Help
- Parent education to understand the unique development of premature babies.
- Education on baby's cues and regulation.
- Support, education and information on feeding, sleeping, safety and medical conditions.
- Referrals to services, such as respite care (short-term breaks for caregivers), infant massage therapy, mental health, occupational therapists or any others that may be necessary.
- Connections to community groups for peer support and assistance.
- Assistance with medical insurance, Social Security Disability (SSDI)/Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and other funding opportunities.
Getting Support is Easy
These services are FREE of charge. No diagnoses or medical conditions are required. This is a parent/guardian-driven program focused on the family's goals, so parents and their care coordinator decide where to meet and what to work on. Families and care coordinators usually meet once a month with phone check-ins as needed. We are here to help make this the best experience possible for Jeffco families.
To learn more about NICU2Home, please call 720-469-0513 or email [email protected]
Health Care Program for Children with Special Needs (HCP)
The HCP program [external link] provides in-depth, one-on-one care coordination for families of children (birth to 21 years) who have special healthcare needs.
- Navigation support for Jeffco families of children and youth with special health care needs ages birth-21
- Support children and youth whether needs are visible, such as a physical need, or invisible, such as a developmental, emotional or behavioral need.
- Connect families with information, resources and referrals they need to manage their child’s care.
- Navigator follows up with family to ensure their child was successfully connected to services.
- No eligibility requirement or cost to receive navigation services.
HCP helps the families of children with or at risk for conditions such as:
- Cerebral palsy
- Cleft palate
- Cystic fibrosis
- Developmental disabilities
- Kidney disease
- Loss of hearing or sight
- Sickle cell anemia
In Colorado, 15% of children (more than 225,000 kids) have special healthcare needs. Healthcare providers or community agencies can fax a referral (PDF) to 303-239-7157 and/or download the HCP Brochure (PDF), en español (PDF). If you have questions about whether your child or a child you may know might qualify, please call 303-239-7006.
Jeffco Family Navigator: Your Connection to Local Parenting Support and Resources
Parenting is hard — and we all need support from the community to raise our kids!
The great news is that there are many different parenting support programs in Jefferson County that offer free, confidential, and non-judgmental support. Each program is a little different. Depending on what kind of support and information you are looking for, the bilingual Family Navigator can connect you to the right program. See if a Jeffco Family Navigator is right for you and your family.