NRCA_AnnualReport_PROOF 3-14-23

NRCA’s Children’s Health Improvement Partnership (CHIP of NRV) partners with families and health affiliates to create nurturing home environments and healthy outcomes for families with young children. CHIP is a home visiting program that works with low-income families to prepare parents to be their child's first and most important teacher. CHIP’s goal is to ensure that families with young children from birth to age six receive consistent, quality health care and family-centered case management that fosters health, stability, good parenting, and self-sufficiency. The program model includes establishing medical and dental homes and promotes successful parenting through the national recognized evidence-based Parents as Teachers curriculum. The CHIP Home Visiting Team consists of a Family Case Manager and a Registered Nurse. Staff help families set and reach health and self sufficiency goals. Family Case Managers plan visits based on the family's interests, needs, culture, language, and learning styles. They conduct developmental screenings, connect families to community-based programs, and provide case management. CHIP Nurses provide health education, medical case management, and conduct health assessments and early screenings for developmental delays. They support the health of both parent and child and are responsible for making medical and developmental referrals. All services emphasize prevention, early intervention, school readiness, and family empowerment. CHIP served 170 families, 280 children, and completed 3,000 Home Visits in Fiscal Year 2022. ■ ■ ■ ■ Mary enrolled into the CHIP program when she was 7 months pregnant. She was a 21-year-old that experienced Shaken Baby Syndrome herself, as an infant, with mild-cognitive lasting effects. John, father of the child, was living with Mary in the basement of her grandparents’ house. Mary was interested in the prenatal education that CHIP provided to her. She delivered a healthy full term baby boy, Sam, with no complications. Mary breastfed Sam for two

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