Intensive perinatal home visiting through INMED’s Healthy Families program model represents the cornerstone of our domestic maternal and child health programs. Since 1993, INMED’s Healthy Families program has provided vital family education and support services to promote healthy birth outcomes, strengthen families and equip parents to give their children the healthiest possible start in life.
Healthy Families Loudoun (Virginia) programs deliver in-home case management services, health and parenting education, emotional and practical support, health access services, and links to other community resources to pregnant women and new parents who are at greatest risk of poor birth outcomes and subsequent poor outcomes in child health, development, safety and academic success.
The programs work toward eight essential goals that address a wide range of health and social factors impacting children, families and communities:
- Children are born healthy
- Children stay healthy
- Children develop optimally
- Children live in a safe, stimulating, nurturing environment
- Ten pregnancy rates are reduced
- Families are strengthened
- Family self-sufficiency is enhanced
- Community capacity to support child development is strengthened.
Following years of service to its community, the Healthy Families Loudoun home visiting program has significantly expanded its services to address a broad range of health, social, educational and vocational issues, and reached beyond its initial target population of pregnant women, new mothers and their children to touch the lives of fathers and other child caretakers, entire families, and the community as a whole. Many of these services have developed into successful new stand-alone programs.
With the recent economic downturn and prices continuing to soar, basic necessities are getting more and more expensive. You can help ease some of the burden when you donate items to our Healthy Families program.