Thinking about starting a family or recently pregnant. Healthy Futures is a program that helps to ensure every child has a healthy future, beginning at conception.
Healthy Futures program provides women and families with:
· Support from a registered nurse during pregnancy and throughout the first two years of your child’s life.
· After baby is born, a registered nurse can visit participants in their home to answer questions and connect participants with community resources.
· Participants will receive periodic newsletters in the mail with information on immunizations, safety, nutrition, and other issues affecting pregnancy and child development up to age 5.
To enroll in Healthy Futures or to find more information, visit www.munsonhealthcare.org or contact:
Healthy Futures is available through a partnership with local health care providers, health departments, and Munson Medical Center.
Healthy Families of Northern Michigan (HFNM)
We recognize that parents are their children’s most important teachers. Healthy Families will share child growth and development information and activities with you, along with personalized, family-focused support in the comfort and convenience of your home. Your family support coach can share information on the resources available in your community.
This program is available in the following counties: Crawford, Kalkaska, Missaukee, Wexford, and Manistee
If you have any questions or further information is needed or would like to refer yourself to the program, please contact the Healthy Families Northern Michigan Coordinator at DHD #10 (989)348-7800.
Maternal Infant Health Program (MIHP)
The Maternal Infant Health Program provides in-home support to pregnant women and infants with Medicaid insurance. MIHP staff will help to make sure you receive proper prenatal care and infant care after delivery. A registered nurse, licensed social work, and or a registered dietitian will be at each visit and can connect you to local resources, provide referrals, answer questions, and assist with transportation. Pregnant women can receive up to 9 visits and an infant can receive up to 9 visits. If a physician orders addition support, more visits can be provided.
For more information call (231)592-0130 and ask for the MIHP coordinator.
Children’s Special Health Care Services (CSHCS)
The Children’s Special Health Care Services Program is a program that helps individuals (0-21 years old) that have special needs and health concerns to improve their health and enhance their quality of life. This program can help cover financial costs related to chronic conditions, provide support and care plans, and connect you with the latest resources.
This program will help you and your family:
– Receive the broadest possible range of appropriate medical care, health education, and supports.
– Access services and supports that are family centered, culturally competent, community-based and coordinated manner.
– Help parents and professionals work together.
– Reduce common barriers individuals with special health care needs experience when accessing services.
Elevated Blood Lead Level Follow-Up Services
Blood lead testing is recommended for children between the ages of one and two years of age. Lead screening tests are available at all DHD#10 offices through the WIC program or can be done by a healthcare provider.
A Registered Nurse will provide case management for children with elevated blood lead levels, which includes:
Coordination of blood lead tests
Education regarding lead poisoning and methods to treat