Resources Headed to Supervisor Lawson-Remer's District to Help Mothers and Families at Home

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SAN DIEGO (SEPTEMBER 12, 2023) –  Supervisor Terra Lawson-Remer and the San Diego County Board of Supervisors today accepted around $1 million per year through 2028 to provide at-home public health nurse visits for pregnant women and families with young children in the north coastal and inland parts of the County as part of the California Home Visiting Program (CHVP).  

“In-home public health nurse services have been a valuable resource for mothers and families in north coastal neighborhoods and our action today guarantees that support will continue to flow into District Three,” said Supervisor Lawson-Remer, who is also a mother and Vice Chair of the San Diego County Board of Supervisors. “Giving mothers the support systems they need to be the best caregiver possible is one of the many outstanding services we offer at the County of San Diego and I am happy we can keep it going.”

From April 2022 - March 2023 the the nurse visit program achieved the following results:

  • Home visits were provided to 179 women and their families,  
  • Depression screenings were provided to 72% (128/179) of women enrolled,  
  • A total of 86% (86/100) children received a developmental screening before their first birthday,  
  • A total of 70% (43/61) of families with an infant or toddler read books, told stories, or sang to their child every day of the week, strengthening parent-child bonding and increasing language and social skills, and  
  • A total of 730 referrals were made to supportive community services such as Women, Infants, and Children, food and diaper bank, and transportation. 

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