Norman-Mahnomen Public health provides several programs to promote healthy families. We focus on teaching families how to create a safe, nurturing environment for children.
Public health also shares community resources that can help support and enrich families.
Public Health Children and Family ProgramsBlood Lead Testing
Too much lead can harm both children and adults. No one knows exactly how much lead it takes to cause health problems. Many times there are no symptoms until the health problems are very serious. Usually people who are lead poisoned do not seem to be sick.
Car Seats - Child Passenger Safety
Minnesota law requires all children must be in a child restraint until they are 4’9” tall, or at least age 8, whichever comes first. Rear-facing child seats - Keep your child rear-facing as long as possible.
Child & Teen Checkups
Child and teen checkups is a comprehensive health and dental checkup for children who have Medical Assistance and Minnesota Care.
Services include birth control options, pregnancy testing, STI screening/diagnosis/treatment and much more.
Family Home Visiting
Norman-Mahnomen Public Health offers home visiting programs that provide families support and guidance. Programs include: Nurse-Family Partnership, Follow Along Program, and Postpartum | Newborn Visits. These home visiting programs are designed to help families reach goals and connect with community supports.
Immunizations are important for both children and adults. Public Health provides immunization + safety information, and records.
The WIC Program is a Nutrition and Breastfeeding program that helps eligible pregnant + new parents, babies and young children eat well, learn about nutrition, and stay healthy. Open to pregnant parents or parents (or foster parents/guardians) with an infant or child under the age of 5.