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Comanche County Health Department
Children First: Oklahoma's Nurse Family Partnership (NFP)
The mission of Children First is to empower first-time eligible families to care for themselves and their babies by providing information and education, assessing health, safety and development, and providing linkages to community resources, thereby promoting the well-being of families through public health nurse home visitation, ultimately benefiting multiple generations. Oklahoma State Department of Health (OSDH) Children First Website: Children First.
The Children First vision is to promote a continuum of healthy pregnancies, healthy babies, healthy families and healthy communities.
A first time mom enrolls prior to 29 weeks of pregnancy. Specially trained public health nurses provide assessments, education, information and linkages to community services to meet needs of the family. Services provided by the nurses are not meant to replace services provided by the Primary Care Provider (PCP). In fact, nurses often work with both the client's and child's PCP to ensure continuity of care and improved health outcomes. Children First services are provided to:
Women enrolling in the Children First program must meet the following:
A first time mother is defined as:
The suggested visit schedule is as follows:
Nursing assessments provided are:
No fee is charged.
Days / Hours
Services are generally provided Monday through Friday from 8:00 to 5:00. Hours vary depending on the needs of the individuals.
How to make an Appointment
Services by appointment only
Jennifer England RN, BSN
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