Maternal Child Health Service Program & Family Home Visiting

Because babies don’t come with an instruction manual, Southwest Health and Human Services has a Maternal/Child Health Service Program. The program offers home visiting by a Public Health Nurse during pregnancy and after your baby arrives.

The family home visiting program is called EPIC (Enhancing Positive Interfamily Connections). EPIC is a parent attachment, child development, family strengthening and life skills home visiting program based on the Growing Great Kids curriculum for pregnant women and families with children birth to 3 years old. This program is geared toward pregnant women who need additional support during their pregnancy and after the baby arrives.

Visits include:

  • Information to enhance pregnancy health
  • Information to enrich the baby’s health, growth, and development
  • Highlighting the family support network
  • Age appropriate activities for parents to connect with their children
  • Provide links to community resources


Parenting Resources:
Minnesota Parents Know
Zero to Three
University of Minnesota – Extension