Home visiting means family support. Right when it's needed most.
In Nebraska, our evidence-based home visiting programs are community-owned and community-driven. N-MIECHV has very strategically made investments in our project communities across the state in planning, professional development, community collaboration and implementing local home visiting programs. No one knows the families and what their needs are better than the people who live, work and go to school there.
The Nebraska State Legislature has allocated resources to support home visiting since 2008. Our legislators know that by investing early in children and families, we can positively affect the workforce and overall health and well-being of Nebraskans in the future. N-MIECHV continues to gather the data to prove that the investment is well-spent through demonstrating positive outcomes.
In 2010, the federal government, as part of the Affordable Care Act, reached out to each state and US territory interested in federal funds for evidence-based home visiting, to conduct a Needs Assessment evaluating six lifespan determinants of health: Maternal and Newborn Health; Child Maltreatment, Child Injury and Emergency Room visits; School Readiness and Achievement; Domestic Violence; Family Economic Self-Sufficiency; and Coordination of Referrals and Resources. N-MIECHV conducted the
Statewide Needs Assessment and identified 17 “Priority" counties (Home Visiting- Level 1 County Results): Box Butte, Boyd, Buffalo, Colfax, Dakota, Dawson, Douglas, Gage, Hall, Jefferson, Lancaster, Lincoln, Morrill, Nemaha, Richardson, Scotts Bluff and Thurston. Those counties are identified on our map in the shaded areas.
It is easier to build strong children than repair broken men.
Lincoln-Lancaster County Health Department: serving Lancaster County/Lincoln Metro
Healthy Families Home Visiting3140 N StreetLincoln, NE 68510Phone: (402) 441-6297Program Manager: Kodi Bonesteel
Panhandle Public Health District: serving Box Butte, Morrill, Scotts Bluff counties
Healthy Families America-Nebraska Panhandle18 West 16th Str.
Scottsbluff, NE 69361Phone: (308) 633-2866Program Manager: Sarah Bernhardt
Northeast Nebraska Community Action Partnership: serving Dakota, Thurston, Knox, Cedar, Dixon, Antelope, Pierce, Wayne, Madison, Stanton, Cuming, Burt, Dodge, and Washington countiesHealthy Families America603 Earl St.Pender, NE 68047Phone: (402) 385-6300Program Manager: Dusti Storm
Nebraska Children's Home Society: serving Douglas County/Omaha Metro
Healthy Families America3549 Fontenelle Blvd.Omaha, NE 68104Phone: (402) 253-5700Program Supervisor: Kelly Pohlman
Public Health Solutions: serving Jefferson and Gage counties Healthy Families America516 Court St.Beatrice, NE 68310Phone: (402) 223-0096Program Manager: Laura Wooters
Visiting Nurse Association: serving Douglas county/Omaha Metro
Healthy Families America12565 West Center Rd, Ste. 100Omaha, NE 68144Phone: (402) 930-4075Program Coordinator: Deanna SchlautmanWEBSITE
Southeast District Health Department: serving Nemaha, Richardson, Pawnee, Johnson and Otoe countiesGrowing Great Kids in Southeast Nebraska2511 Schneider Ave. Auburn, NE 68305Phone: (402) 274-3993Program Manager: Amanda Drier