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 six months 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 connect your clients to Healthy Futures, visit www.healthyfuturesonline.org or by contacting:
- Kalkaska/Lake/Manistee/Mason/Missaukee/Wexford Counties – Becky Fink, RN: (231) 309-8957
Healthy Futures is available through a partnership of local health care providers, health departments, and Munson Medical Center.
Healthy Families of Northern Michigan (HFNM)
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.
- Will service families from prenatal time to the child’s 4th Birthday.
- Referrals need to be received during pregnancy or before the child is 3 months old. Prenatal referrals are preferred.
- This program is not income based but based on family support needs.
- To receive services, you must answer “True” to at least 1 of the 4 questions on the screener/referral form.
Connect your clients to the Healthy Families of Northern Michigan Program through DHD#10. Support available in Crawford, Kalkaska, Lake, Manistee, Missaukee, and Wexford Counties. Visit zerotothree.org for more information. To contact the DHD#10 Coordinator, Lisa Burmeister, call (989) 348-7800.
Maternal Infant Health Program (MIHP)
The Maternal Infant Health Program provides in-home support to pregnant women and infants who are Medicaid eligible. MIHP staff will help to make sure pregnant women receive proper prenatal care and infant care after delivery. A registered nurse, social work, and/or a registered dietitian will be at each visit and can connect your client to local resources, provide referrals, and answer questions.
To connect your client to MIHP at DHD#10, call (231) 309-8957 and ask for Becky, 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