Funded Programs

 

Best Care for Better Babies

Best Care for Better Babies serves pregnant women and their families with children prenatal to 6 months of age. The program is delivered by health care professionals in Clay, Dickinson, O’Brien, and Osceola counties. Home visits provide one-on-one time with parents and help increase parents’ knowledge of their children’s health and development.

The Best Care for Better Babies nurses are specially trained in the areas of prenatal and postpartum care, physical and developmental milestones for babies and toddlers, breastfeeding support and nutritional guidance, and resource networking. Developmental screenings assess overall health, development, language, hearing, and vision with the goal of preventing difficulties later in life. Best Care for Better Babies staff are familiar with area resources and help coordinate efforts to locate appropriate services for each family’s unique needs.

Services are voluntary, confidential, and free.

For more information, please contact the Best Care for Better Babies directors.

Clay County- Director Colleen Paulsen-712-264-6451; cpaulsen@spencerhospital.org   
O’Brien County- Director Scott Schleis-712-324-6420;
scott.schleis@sanfordhealth.org
Dickinson County- Director Brandon Rohrig-MS, RD,LD, CSCS;712-336-2682 brandon.rohrig@lakeshealth.org
Osceola County- Director Pam Juber-712-754-4611;
pam.juber@avera.org                                   
To download the Best Care for Better Babies brochure, please click link below:

Best Care For Better Babies Brochure_2013

Best Care For Better Babies Brochure_SPANISH_2015

 

I-SMILE 

FREE dental screenings, fluoride treatments, oral health education and care coordination in preschool & Head Start settings by a dental hygienist.
Coordinator Cindy Partlow- 515-573-4107; cindy.partlow@webstercountyia.org

Child Care Nurse Consultant

FREE CCNC services offered to Child Care Providers to promote the health & safety of children in child care settings.
Nurse Tracey Heitritter-712-320-2125; traceyrn243@gmail.com