Our Healthy Babies Healthy Children Program (HBHC) is free, confidential and voluntary for people in Grey/Bruce that are pregnant, or parenting babies, toddlers and preschoolers. All Ontario Health Units and many First Nations and Inuit communities run this program, so if you live out of our area and are interested in HBHC, please do contact them for support.
As part of our program, a Public Health Nurse may call you based on information received from your health care provider or hospital (with consent), to do a quick assessment over the phone, inform you about local community programs, and make sure you have information and supports in place. Often this is just a phone call. Sometimes, we will talk to you about our Healthy Babies Healthy Children Home Visiting Program. You can also refer yourself to our program, or a service provider can do that for you if you agree.
Public Health Nurses and Parent Support Workers are available for families that need a little extra help or support through our home visiting team. Parenting is hard. It’s harder when money is tight, anxiety is high, parents are teary or depressed, the children are challenging, or supports are low. We can help.
We can provide support during pregnancy, and at any point up until the youngest child transitions to school. Working with families early in their pregnancy can help set a good foundation for when the baby arrives, so the earlier the better, but we work with toddlers and preschoolers too.
Refer to the HBHC Home Visiting Program
Want to know more about why our program is important for long-term outcomes? Check out the links below:
Healthy Baby Healthy Brain
5 Steps for Brain Building—serve and return
ACES and Toxic stress – What are considered Adverse Childhood Experiences and why is this important?
Please feel free to contact us if you have questions. We are here to help. Link to contact us page
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