Home visits from Public Health nurses and Dakota Healthy Families staff support families during pregnancy and after delivery to assure healthy pregnancies and positive child growth and development, leading to children who arrive at kindergarten eager and ready to learn.
Public Health Nurse Home Visiting
Public Health nurses can make free visits to your home, school or another convenient site. You can receive help to have a healthier pregnancy and baby, learn skills to meet your child’s needs, increase your confidence as a parent, and get resources to support your family’s needs.
Dakota Healthy Families
Dakota Healthy Families (DHF) is a voluntary home visiting service for first-time parents. It helps you get the support you need during pregnancy and through your child's toddler years. Dakota Healthy Families and Dakota County Public Health are partners in the Metro Alliance for Healthy Families (MAHF) that serves new parents throughout the Twin Cities.
A home visitor helps you know if your child is playing, talking and growing like other children the same age and provides answers to your questions about your baby's health and development.
To find out more about Dakota Healthy Families, call Dakota County Public Health at 651-554-6182.