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Improving the health of mothers, infants, and children is an important public health goal. Their well-being determines the health of the next generation and can help predict future public health challenges for families, communities, and the health care system.
The HCF Division serves the population of families in Olmsted County who are pregnant or parenting a child birth to five years through programs provided by public health nurses (PHNs). Some of the services provided are available to all families, such as newborn/postpartum home visits and the Follow Along Program, whereas others are targeted to families with risk factors, such as the targeted family home visiting programs or the Early Hearing Detection and Intervention Program.
This report shows the condition of parent and child health indicators for families served by the Healthy Children and Families (HCF) Division within Olmsted County Public Health Services.
2012-16 HCF Annual Report (PDF 2 MB)2012- 2016 HCF Quick Facts (PDF 318 KB)