Public Health Nurse home visiting programs are operated out of local
health departments with training and technical assistance provided by the State
Public Health Division. Public Health nurses provide comprehensive assessments,
case management and individual teaching. Public Health nurses help clients set
goals for making healthy lifestyle choices and fostering personal growth. Programs include Maternity Case Management, Nurse
Family Partnership, Babies First! and CaCoon.
Each local health department has an assigned Nurse Consultant for
the State Public Health Division who is available for consultation.
To ask about receiving services or to refer your patients to these
programs, contact your local
Public Health Nurse Maternity Case Management is
a home visiting program for pregnant women. The goal of the Maternity Case
Management (MCM) program is to lower risks for the woman and her baby and make
sure she gets prenatal care by a health care provider such as a doctor, nurse
practitioner, or midwife.
Nurse-Family Partnership (NFP) is an
evidence-based, community health program that helps transform the lives of
vulnerable mothers pregnant with their first child.
Babies First! is a nurse home visiting program
for families with babies and young children up to age 5. The goal of Babies
First! is to help families make sure that their babies are healthy as they grow
CaCoon is a statewide public health nurse home
visiting program that focuses on community-based CAre COordinatiON for children with special health
needs. CaCoon Nurses have provided services in most Oregon counties for over 20
Oregon Public Health Division administers Perinatal and Babies First State
funding that is distributed to local public health departments on a formula
basis. Public health nurse home visiting programs also rely on Maternity Case
Management (MCM) reimbursement and the leveraging of Targeted Case Management
Data and Evaluation
Overview of the research
demonstrating the benefits and positive outcomes related to participation in
public health nurse home visiting programs in Oregon.
Maternity Case Management (MCM)
Care Coordination (CACOON)