...and we're celebrating our 17th anniversary of Home Visiting Programs at BHSN while Healthy Families New York is now 20!
As tradition our Helthy Families ClInton program is taking the lead on the community activities to raise awareness to our line of work and the effectiveness of programs like ours.
This year in collaboration with the HDFR program at PSUNY, we will raise funds to be delivered to Prevent Child Abuse NY… those funds eventually get transferred to us via trainings and support we receive from them.
This year's event will take place at the field house on Saturday, April 18th from 10-Noon. Spread the word with families and everyone else that you know (post it on your facebook page, too!)
The event will start with a walk at the field house followed by a tabling event in the green area where we will distribute pinwheels and give information about our programs.
We will distribute our traditional pinwheels at this event and we want the community to plant them in their own spring gardens, showing support for children’s wellbeing by decorating their spring gardens with pretty pinwheels!
This is a month long celebration, so wear royal blue as often as possible.
Our team will also display our pinwheel spirit on the hallway doors of the HFNY-home visiting offices... please come and see, take a picture and share it with us on facebook or by e-mail.
Remember: A large federal evaluation of home visiting known as MIHOPE (Mother Infant Home Visiting Program Evaluation) is helping us learn more about home visiting impacts.
MIHOPE represents one of the largest investments in home visiting research to date.
Our Healthy Families Clinton Program needs the support of the entire community in order to gather valuable data for this project. They need every pregnant woman that is 32 weeks pregnant or less to contact the program to be part of this project. There are incentives for the participants in the form of gift cards. Everyone, regardless of income, is eligible as long as they are 32 weeks or less pregnant.
The number to call is 518-563-8206 x 150 and say, “I am less than 32 weeks pregnant and I want to be part of your project.”
Johns Hopkins University is conducting this research and our Healthy Families Clinton Program is thrilled to be a part of this baseline data gathering segment.
Help us help Clinton County young parents - spread the word!