Jefferson County Public Health offers a number of programs to support pregnant women and families with young children. These programs include Women, Infants & Children (WIC), Maternity Support Services, and Maternity/Infant Case Management.
The mission of Family Health Services is to offer health education and support to all Jefferson County pregnant women and families with young children as they build a secure foundation for a lifetime of health, learning and community contribution.
A team of expert public health nurses, public health educator, social worker and register dietician works with families to help realize their goals for healthy pregnancies, healthy babies and healthy children. Pregnancy and breastfeeding education and support, nutrition education, assistance to families with children with special health care needs, and information/assistance to access medical, social, developmental and other resources are provided through office and home visits.
- To honor the diversity of all Jefferson County families with young children.
- To support and guide families by building on their strengths in order to create a safe, healthy, and hopeful future for their children.
- To collaborate with community partners in our shared goal of improving health, preventing adverse childhood experiences, and creating a seamless continuum of services.
- To provide high quality services through community assessment, commitment to best practices, professional continuing education, and program evaluation.
- 2014 JCPH Client Data Sheet - This fact sheet provides state and local information about family planning services provided in Jefferson County.
Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) Study
- Article featuring Quen Zorrah by jestevens, in ACEs Too High News:
Public Health Clinic adds child trauma to smoking, alcohol, HIV screening
- JCPH Family Support Program Assessment Questionnaire Results
- Protecting the Abused and Neglected Child - A Guide for Recognizing and Reporting Child Abuse & Neglect from Washington State DSHS - Revised 7/15