Since 2016, the Foundation for a Healthy High Point has provided funding to the Guilford County Health Department’s Family Connects Guilford (FCG) newborn nurse home visitation program for priority areas in High Point, Jamestown, Archdale, and Trinity. A Registered Nurse contacts mothers after the birth of every baby in these areas to offer home visits focusing on newborn wellness, screening for maternal health, and early identification and referral for family support. The program’s goal is to improve child and family health and well-being at the population level.
- Since 2016, Family Connects nurses have completed visits with 1,765 families living in needy areas of Greater High Point.
- Nurses completed nearly 1,500 referrals to community partners and health professionals to meet a diverse array of family needs.
- The program pivoted to telehealth appointments during the COVID-19 pandemic. These appointments were well-received by families and allowed nurses to provide additional support by phone, text and video calls.