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Public Health Nursing

A public health nurse works within the community to improve the overall health of the area.


Some of the services a PHN provide are immunizations and TB testing, assisting families that have a child with a special health care need (CMH program), childhood lead program, newborn welcome home visits and safe sleep education.

For more information on any of these programs please call

419-334-6377 and ask to speak to a public health nurse or click on the pictures for additional information

Newborn Home Visit

A newborn home visit is an opportunity for families to get peace of mind and ask in-depth questions about the health and safety of their new baby. The visit is conducted by a registered nurse who is specially trained in working with families with new babies. Newborn home visits are free and are provided soon after the baby comes home from the hospital. The home visit includes a screening for families to see if they qualify for Cribs for Kids®.

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Cribs for Kids

The mission of this program is to prevent infant sleep-related deaths by educating parents/caregivers on safe sleep and providing a portable crib to families who may not be able to afford a safe place for their baby to sleep. Cribs are available at no cost to mothers at least 32 weeks pregnant and families with an infant less than one year old. A home or virtual visit is provided with education and demonstration, and a follow-up phone call is made to evaluate safe sleep practices. 

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Lead Free Kids for a Healthy Future

Lead can damage nearly every system in the human body, and has harmful effects on both adults and children. Lead is a serious environmental public health threat to children in Ohio.

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Children with Medical Handicaps (CMH)

The Children with Medical Handicaps Program (CMH) is a health care program in the Ohio Department of Health (ODH). CMH links families of children with special health care needs to a network of quality providers and helps families obtain payment for the services their children need.

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Updated on 8/28/2023

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