Provides comprehensive nursing case management services to medically fragile newborns and infants. A Public Health Nurse assists the parents/caregivers to help promote optimum growth and development in the infant; care for infants with special needs, and develop supportive family dynamics that promote attachment. Partially funded from the Children and Families Commission of Orange County, nurses provide continuing growth and development assessment, parental education and assistance in accessing necessary health services for high-risk infants.
Physical, developmental and nutritional assessments
Case management and follow-up
Referrals to community resources
To prevent or minimize developmental disabilities or delays
To provide, decrease and coordinate a delivery system to reduce the incidence of infant mortality and the impact of potentially disabling conditions
To enhance school readiness
Demonstrate parenting skills of caregivers with infants with special needs
Supportive family dynamics that promote attachment
Making Orange County a safe, healthy, and fulfilling place to live, work, and play, today and for generations to come, by providing outstanding, cost-effective regional public services.
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