SUPPORT AND EDUCATION

Home Visits

FAMILY FOCUSED SUPPORT

Healthy Families Northern Michigan

Welcome to our Healthy Families Northern Michigan (HFNM) program, supporting families with children, prenatally until age 4! In partnership with Healthy Families America®, we have a singular vision that all children receive nurturing care from their family that leads to a healthy, long, successful life.

HFNM is a FREE, voluntary home visiting program where a Family Support Specialist comes to your home to help you achieve goals related to school, work, housing, childcare, health, relationships, or other life skills that will then assist your child in being raised in a positive, healthy environment. Family Support Specialists recognize that parents are the most important teachers! Families are in the driver's seat and home visitors are there to walk alongside parents and caregivers to help them reach their potential! Visits can begin during pregnancy and can continue until the child is four years of age.

Healthy Families Northern Michigan       Michigan Home Visiting Initiative

ACCESS THE CARE FOR INFANTS

Maternal Infant Health Program (MIHP)

The Maternal Infant Health Program (MIHP) is a home visiting program for pregnant mothers and infants who have Medicaid insurance. MIHP provides support and education to promote healthy pregnancies, good birth outcomes, and healthy infants.

Services include:

  • A team consisting of a Registered Nurse, Licensed Social Worker, and Nutritionist work together to develop an individualized Plan of Care for each family.
  • Coordination of MIHP services with the beneficiary's health care provider and Medicaid Health Plan (who assist and supplement that care). The MIHP Coordinator is able to work with the family’s health care providers as needed to coordinate pregnancy, postpartum, and infant care needs.
  • Home visits,  office visits, or telehealth visits to provide support and resources, while working with the individualized Plan of Care, to promote the best outcomes for each family.
  • Transportation services and travel reimbursement may be arranged.
  • Referrals are made to local community services (e.g., mental health, substance misuse, intimate partner violence, basic needs assistance) as needed.
  • Referral to local childbirth education or parenting classes

To learn more and enroll, call us at 1-800-432-4121.

*MIHP is a program for all Michigan women with Medicaid health insurance who are pregnant and all infants with Medicaid. It is a benefit of their insurance.

What Our Families Have to Say

"I love having a support person in my corner. Having my home visitor there and available keeps me from feeling I am doing this alone. My family loves and believes in this program."
Iosco County

"Becoming a new mom, I was worried that I wouldn’t know certain steps to raise my child. Healthy Families program helped me with those steps and helped my child grow."
Emmet County

"Sometimes it’s nice to hear that you’re doing good and that I should be proud of myself."
Ogemaw County

"I think it [the program] makes us closer, because it gives me time to stop and focus on one-on-one time with just her [my child]. "
Charlevoix County

"I really like that the program is in the house. I enjoy the activities and watching him [my child] learn new things."
Oscoda County

"You [HFNM Home Visitor] were there for us in the hard, frustrating times and celebrated with us through all of our achievements. You were the one constant voice always cheering me on even when I felt that I was failing."
Roscommon County