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Home Visiting Programs for Families

The City of Milwaukee Health Department offers three different home visiting programs to meet the unique needs of Milwaukee's families. These home visiting programs hope to improve prenatal, birth, and/or infant outcomes for the families served through:

  • Improved preventive prenatal and infant care

  • Timely prenatal and infant health information

  • Connection to community resources and support

What are MHD's Home Visitation Programs?

  • Empowering Families of Milwaukee
    Empowering Families of Milwaukee (EFM) uses evidence-based models and partners with the community to provide frequent and long-term home visits to pregnant women and their children.
  • Direct Assistance to Dads (DAD) Project 
    The Direct Assistance to Dads (DAD) Project is a free, voluntary program that provides home visits to fathers, families, and children. The DAD Project uses the evidenced based Parents as Teachers home visiting model to provide parent support, identify potential child hood delays and improve school readiness.
  • Parents Nurturing and Caring for their Children   
    Parents Nurturing and Caring for their children is a team of nurses providing Prenatal Care Coordination (PNCC).  PNCC is a Medicaid benefit that helps pregnant women get the support and services they need to have a healthy baby.  A public health nurse provides home visits during the pregnancy and until the baby turns two months old.
  • BOMB - Birth Outcomes Made Better Doulas 
    Program that serves pregnant mothers in Milwaukee providing labor/delivery support, birth planning, breastfeeding support, health education and 12 weeks post-partum support.

How will the City of Milwaukee Health Department's home visiting programs impact Milwaukee's families?

These programs hope to improve the health and well-being of participants through:

  •  Improved prenatal care and information for pregnant women

  • Improved birth outcomes including healthy birth weight and gestational age

  • Improved infant and child health and development through preventive care coordination and child development education for families

  • Improved immunization status for school age children

How do I make a referral?

Please fill out the Home Visitation Program Referral Form and fax it to (414) 286-5480 or contact the City of Milwaukee Health Department's Central Intake and Referral line at (414) 286-8620.

City of Milwaukee Health Department

Maternal and Child Health Division



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