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Oregon's Public Health Home Visiting System

Home visiting is a proven strategy for strengthening families and improving the health status of women and children. Home visiting programs come in many shapes and sizes but research literature has indicated that the most successful programs have some key elements.


On March 23, 2010, President Obama signed the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, which included mandatory funding over 5 years for high quality, evidence-based, voluntary early home visitation services to improve outcomes for children and families Maternal, Infant and Early Childhood Home Visiting (MIECHV). This investment in home visiting will help ensure that more of America’s children will have the opportunity to grow up healthy, safe, and ready to learn.

Maternity Case Management​

Public Health Nurse Maternity Case Management is a home visiting program for pregnant women. The goal of the Maternity Case Management (MCM) program is to lower risks for the woman and her baby and make sure she gets prenatal care by a health care provider such as a doctor, nurse practitioner, or midwife.

Nurse Family Partnership

Nurse-Family Partnership (NFP) is an evidence-based, community health program that helps transform the lives of vulnerable mothers pregnant with their first child.

Babies First!

Babies First! is a nurse home visiting program for families with babies and young children up to age 5. The goal of Babies First! is to help families make sure that their babies are healthy as they grow and learn.


CaCoon is a statewide public health nurse home visiting program that focuses on community-based CAre COordinatiON for children with special health needs. CaCoon Nurses have provided services in most Oregon counties for over 20 years.