Public Health Nurses
Public health nurses focus on population health and
promotion. To coordinate care, public health nurses can provide patients and families with information and
conduct home visits. These services are useful for children with complex health conditions.
Home visiting programs may use public health nurses, social workers, or case managers to screen children for
health issues, provide referrals to support organizations and local resources, and help families to identify
The Maternal, Infant,
and Early Childhood Home Visiting Program is an example of an evidence-based home visiting initiative to
improve coordination of services and outcomes for families who reside in at-risk communities.
Resources to Learn More
Health Nurse Home Visiting FAQ
Includes frequently asked questions about public health nurse home visiting programs.
Organization(s): Public Health Division, Oregon Health Authority