Our Programs

Learn more about our home visiting programs

Moms and Babies First

Moms & Babies First is Ohio’s Black Infant Vitality Program that helps to reduce the number of low-birth-weight babies, infant deaths, and sickness within the ethnic communities of Hamilton County. Our Certified Community Health Workers conduct regularly scheduled home visits, educating parents on prenatal and postpartum care, along with information/education on toddler health and care through age one.  
The goal of the Moms & Babies First program is to target women early in their pregnancies (preferably first trimester) who may have risk factors that can contribute to poor pregnancy outcomes.  These risk factors include, but are not limited to: age, previous pregnancy with a poor outcome, homelessness, low income, under/uninsured, poor nutrition, smoking, abuse, etc. A risk assessment will be done before enrollment into the program.
Clients are scheduled for home visits throughout every stage of the pregnancy and remain with their assigned Certified Community Health Worker until the child reaches age one.
Home visitation includes:
  • Educating the client on each stage of the pregnancy
  • Monitoring client understanding of health education received from clinics, social service agencies, etc.
  • Continuous monitoring of the health status of the expectant mother and newborn
  • Making referrals to various agencies for assistance
  • Reinforcing positive changes in health behaviors
  • Prenatal Education
    • Healthy eating and nutrition
    • What happened during each trimester of pregnancy
    • How to care for yourself during pregnancy
    • Labor and delivery education
  • Postpartum Education
    • Breastfeeding support
    • Mom and baby care
    • How to provide a safe sleep environment
  • Follow mom and baby until age one
    • Infant and toddler development
    • Parenting skills
    • Stress Reduction
    • Family Planning

Healthy Families America

Healthy Families American is designed for parents facing challenges such as single parenthood; low income; childhood history of abuse and other adverse child experiences; and current or previous issues related to substance abuse, mental health issues, and/or domestic violence.
All families complete a Parent Survey or similar assessment to determine the presence of various factors associated with increased risk for child maltreatment or other adverse childhood experiences, as well as identify family strengths and protective factors.
Families are enrolled prenatally or within three months of birth. Once enrolled, we offer services to families until the child’s third birthday.
We offer at least one home visit per week for the first six months after the child’s birth. After those initial months, visit frequency is based on families’ needs and progress over time. Typically, home visits last one hour.
This program includes:
  • screenings and assessments to determine families at risk for child maltreatment or other adverse childhood experiences
  • home visiting services
  • routine screening for child development and maternal depression.
Program Goals: 
  • reduce child maltreatment;
  • improve parent-child interactions and children’s social-emotional well-being;
  • increase school readiness;
  • promote child physical health and development;
  • promote positive parenting;
  • promote family self-sufficiency;
  • increase access to primary care medical services and community services; and
  • decrease child injuries and emergency department use.

Mobile Van Outreach Program

Our mobile van outreach program is designed to connect women and children in the community with resources, referrals, and education. Our goal is to stand in the gap for moms that have transportation challenges, fear of the medical system, and or don't have benefits. All clients meet with a registered nurse to discuss health concerns and receive education.
Services on the van include:
  • All Health Services are FREE (pregnancy, STI and blood pressure testing, ultrasound (coming soon)
  • No appointment is necessary, no insurance required! Services are completely confidential.
  • Doctor/Clinic Referrals
  • Assistance with insurance and social services
  • Home visiting referrals
  • Women’s Health Information
  • Support before, during, and after pregnancy.
  • Health Education (prenatal, postnatal, nutrition, and more)
  • Diaper, Food, Feminine Products and Potty-Training Product Distribution
  • All services are linguistically and culturally appropriate. Translation services available.

Success Stories

2,008 Home Visits

conducted in 2023

100% Infant Survival

in 2023

1,000 Babies Served

in 2023 across all programs

170, 075 Diapers Distributed

in 2023

Success Stories

"Days are challenging but with people like you that push me to be a great mom. Thank you for all you do, and I know you touch a lot of other moms in an amazing way"