Resource Description:

“A nurse in the home helping your family achieve a healthy start.”  Healthy Start is a service provided to families in Chaffee County. Through this program we serve new families (birth through 12 months) regardless of income and number of children. We feel we have something to offer every family, regardless if it is their first or fifth child. The nurse home visitor meets with the family in their home on an average of 10 times (twice prenatally, within the first week of the infant’s life, 2 weeks, 6 weeks, 10-12 weeks, 4 months, 6 months, 9 months, and 1 year). We can schedule additional appointments with the family as needed. The services in this program include:
  • breastfeeding education and support
  • what to expect in the early days
  • safe sleep
  • depression screening and referral
  • Bright Beginnings
  • normal newborn behavior
  • developmental milestones
  • car seat inspections
  • Cavity Free at 3
  • community resources
  • nutrition
  • exercise
  • birth control
  • immunizations
  • infant safety
  • tobacco cessation education
  • assistance and solid food introduction among many other topics.
  • To enroll contact Cassondra at 530-2562 or cfranco@chaffeecounty.org

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Organization Name

Chaffee County Public Health

Organization Phone

719-539-4510

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Hours of Operation

9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., Monday - Friday

WHO TO CONTACT

Contact Person

Cassandra Franco

Contact Email

cfranco@chaffeecounty.org

Contact Phone

719-530-2562

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LOCATIONS

Physical Address

448 East 1st Street, Suite 137 Salida, CO 81201

Mailing Address

448 East 1st Street, Suite 137 Salida, CO 81201

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