As a resident of Marion or Polk counties, mothers and their newborns are eligible for visits by a nurse—at no cost to you, regardless of income or background.
An Introduction to Family Connects for Families in Marion and Polk Counties:
An Introduction to Family Connects for Providers in Marion and Polk Counties:
Schedule your visit today: 503-373-3781
Visits are conducted by a highly trained nurse, via telehealth (for now, due to the pandemic) and begin about three weeks after birth. Nurses can answer all kinds of questions.
What can Family Connects do for you?
Research shows that when families use Family Connects, mothers feel less anxious, they learn about quality childcare options available to them, and their babies need less emergency care at hospitals.
For Mom and Baby:
- Mother health check
- Baby weight check
- Breast- or bottle-feeding support
- Postpartum depression support
- Help with bathing, diapering and swaddling
- Safe sleep information
- What to do if your baby cries a lot
- Child care options
- Back-to-work support
- Financial resources
- Parent support groups
- Family-planning advice
Family Connects is starting in Marion County.
The program is initially focusing on those enrolled in the Oregon Health Plan and in Marion County. Our goal is to reach all families in Oregon over time.