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Access to Baby and Child Dentistry (ABCD) • 324.1478
Program staff recruit and match eligible children from birth to age five to ABCD dentists where they receive oral health services until age six. The ABCD public health educator offers resources in oral health by providing educational outreach, information and materials. Learn more 

Early Intervention Program • 324.1696
Public health  nurses provide home-based services to children and families who have been referred to the program by Child Protective Services (CPS).  Parenting skills and child development education are provided, along with referrals to other resources.  Services are designed to strengthen families and improve the health of all family members.

Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs (CYSHCN) • 324.1696
Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs (CYSHCN) serves children birth to 18 years who have or are at increased risk of developing serious chronic physical, developmental, behavioral or emotional conditions and require health and related services of a type or amount beyond what is generally required may be eligible for services.  On a limited basis, staff may be able to assist families in obtaining financial assistance for needed services and equipment if the family meets financial and other program eligibility requirements. Learn more

Infant Toddler Network (ITN) • 324.1651
Children ages birth–3 years with developmental delays and/or disability and their families are provided services. Anyone who has a concern for a child’s development can call for assistance with screenings, evaluations, and early intervention services. Learn more

Weaving Bright Futures • 324.1650
Public health nurses work with children and their families who have been exposed to events or difficult life situations affecting their ability to learn and their health status.

Neighborhoods Matter • 324.1650
Neighborhoods Matter is a targeted community driven, community-based approach to reduce the health disparities impacting maternal, child and family health. We are currently working in the East Central neighborhood of Spokane. Learn more

Nurse Family Partnership • 324.1621
Public health nurses with specialized training visit first-time, low-income mothers in their homes, providing services to the pregnant women and their infant until the child is two years old. All low-income women who are less than 28 weeks pregnant with their first baby can join. The goals of the program are to help first-time parents succeed and to:

  • Improve pregnancy outcomes – healthier babies and healthier moms
  • Improve child health and development – support and education for new parents
  • Improve the economic self-sufficiency of the family – setting and reaching goals for the future

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August 21, 2017