Family Health Services

Jefferson County Public Health (JCPH) offers a number of programs to support pregnant women and families with young children. These programs include Women, Infants and Children (WIC), Maternity Support Services, and Maternity/Infant Case Management.

Our Mission

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.

Our Goals

  • 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.