Community Nursing

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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Nurturing Parent Program,

Nurturing Parent Program is a FREE, family-based parenting program designed to nurture, educate and support families with challenges known to impact parenting. Public Health Nurses provide 16 weekly home visits teaching parenting skills, child development, and how to establish a nurturing family life.

Who can enroll?

  • Pregnant women
  • Teen parents
  • Families with children birth to age 18 wanting to make positive changes
  • Families with adopted children
  • Eligible families must reside in Oakland County
  • Priority is given to pregnant women, teen parents, and families with children birth to age 10

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Nurse Family Partnership,

Nurse-Family Partnership is a program for first-time mothers living in Pontiac, Southfield, Oak Park, Hazel Park, and Madison Heights who are less than 28 weeks pregnant. A public health nurse will visit you in your home throughout pregnancy and continue to visit until your child is two years old.

A Public Health Nurse will help you:

  • Have a healthy pregnancy and a healthy baby 
  • Become a better parent
  • Build a strong network of support for you and your baby
  • Make your home a safe place for your baby to live and play
  • Get referrals for healthcare, childcare, job training and other support services in your community
  • Find ways to continue your education and develop job skills
  • Set goals for your family's future and find ways to help you reach them

Referrals are being accepted now.

Who can enroll?

  • Women who live in the cities of Pontiac, Southfield, Oak Park, Hazel Park, and Madison Heights
  • Are less than 28 weeks pregnant with her first baby
  • Qualify as low-income
You can join as early in your pregnancy as you like, but you must join before the 28th week of your pregnancy.

For more information, call 248-858-1406, Option 1

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Homeless Advocate Program,
Oakland County Health Division formed the Oakland County Homeless Healthcare Collaboration in 2012 to bring together community partners and improve access to healthcare for those experiencing homelessness in Oakland County.
 
The Oakland County Homeless Healthcare Collaboration is unique in Michigan. It brings together healthcare and service agencies to address the issue of homelessness and healthcare. It has established a communication portal to connect partners to useful and relevant information. The National Association of Counties gave Oakland County an award this year for creating and facilitating this community-wide, problem-solving initiative. In the short time the collaboration has been active, much progress has been made.

For more information, call 800-848-5533
Early On,

​Early on is an early intervention program for children birth to age three with a developmental delay or an established health condition.

This program provides

  • Case management, education and referrals
  • Infant-Toddler growth and development assessments
  • Individualized Family Service Plan

For more information, call 248-858-1406

Home Visits to Pregnant Women ,

Public Health Nurses provide home visits to help women:

  • Have a healthy pregnancy and a healthy baby 
  • Become a better parent
  • Build a strong network of support for you and your baby
  • Make your home a safe place for your baby to live and play
  • Get referrals for healthcare, childcare, job training and other support services in your community

    Referrals are being accepted now.

    Who can enroll?
  • Women who live in the Oakland County, and
  • Are enrolled in WIC, or
  • Are eligible for Medicaid or the Healthy Michigan Plan, or
  • Are uninsured

    We encourage women to call us while pregnant, but you can call us after delivery as well.

    For more information, call 248-858-1406

 Contact Us

Nurse on Call: 1-800-848-5533