Healthy Families Mid-Shore
Healthy Families Mid-Shore is an evidence-based, accredited home visiting program that is a program of the Queen Anne’s County Department of Health in partnership with Talbot County Health Department and Kent County Health Department. The families served are those eligible for Maryland Children’s Health Program or are uninsured and must reside in Queen Anne’s, Talbot or Kent Counties.
This program promotes health and development starting at the most effective time: first time expectant parents, and first time parents with new babies under three months of age.
Highly trained Family Support Workers (FSW’s) deliver high quality, long term (until the child reaches 5 years of age) home visiting services to families facing the most challenges. The FSW’s share the “Growing Great Kids, Inc.” curriculum to build a sustained relationship with the participants, conduct developmental screens, referrals for community resources and provide information regarding essential parenting skills.