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Visiting Nurse Services

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1111 9th St Des Moines IA 50314 USA


Visiting nurse services of iowa partners with our community to promote health, education, and well-being for a lifetime. (continued in schedule o)


Family health services - family health services include intensive case management of families at risk for poor outcomes. Services include: working with pregnant teens to achieve healthy birth outcomes; nurse family partnership with first-time low-income pregnant and parenting women; home visiting to assess health and human service needs; providing parent education; making appropriate community referrals for services; completing developmental screenings and providing appropriate follow-up; assisting with a reading program for incarcerated parents; providing and assisting families in completing healthy behaviors (family nest)

maternal and child health services - maternal and child health services include the provision of services for women, infants, children and families focusing on health promotion, disease prevention, the reduction of infant mortality; enhancing school readiness; promotion of self sufficiency; and on the prevention of child abuse. Activities include home visiting and parent education, providing developmental screenings and appropriate follow-up; access to dental services; access to a medical home; referrals to services in the community; connection to early access services across the state of iowa; access to wrap-around services for severe emotionally disturbed children; access to mental health services; assisting child care providers with the quality rating system; completing immunization audits; access to a healthy behavior's program (stork's nest); and participation in a research study that examines the effects of environmental influences on the health and development of children.

adult health services - adult health services include nurse case management services and home visiting for adults with chronic and acute health issues; ; a volunteer program providing companisonship and assistance with transportation for adults; and providing home health aide assistance.

occupational health services - occupational health services include the provision of flu and immunization clinics, blood pressure clinics, community wellness clinics, health risk assessment activities, provision of physical exams, and other activities geared toward wellness promotion and illness prevention.

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