Community Nursing

Oakland County Health Division’s Community Nursing Services provide Public Health Nurse home visitation to parents, families, and vulnerable populations in Oakland County. OCHD has more than 35 nurses working directly in the community, focused on disease prevention and health promotion.

In response to the disparity in the infant mortality rate between African American and White babies, OCHD created a comprehensive plan in 2000 with targeted activities to reduce infant mortality. Between 2000-2012, the overall disparity in the Oakland County African-American infant mortality compared to Caucasian infant mortality has decreased by more than half, from 4.9 to 1.9 times the rate respectively.

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