The Wyoming Hand in Hand Home Visitation Program is available to all women, during pregnancy and/or following the birth of the baby for assessment, information and referral to community agencies. The program offers one main program for all families, with some specialized options for specific needs and situations. This new program allows us to offer gifts to families throughout the program at developmental stages.
Wyoming Hand in Hand (WHH), is an evidence based nurse-led structured program for families on their parenting journey. Wyoming Hand in Hand utilizes Maternal Early Childhood Sustained Home-visiting (MECSH) which is designed by Professor Lynn Kemp. Each family served by Wyoming Hand in Hand is partnered with a trained registered nurse during pregnancy or after birth and receives ongoing nurse home visits that continue through the child’s second birthday. This program consists of at least 25 home visits, which include a variety of topics, resources, and incentive gifts based on the childs age. Wyoming Hand in Hand is currently offered in all 23 counties.
Why Does Wyoming offer Free Home Visitation Services?
Wyoming Statute: Title 35, Chapter 27, Public Health Nurses Infant Home Visitation Services, provides financial and policy support for the expansion of the Department of Health’s effort to serve families through evidenced-based home visiting models. The legislation requires the Department of Health to provide contacts during pregnancy with eligible women, or where contact was not made prenatally, conduct a home visit following the birth of the baby. The Legislation also mandates that the Department of Health provide home visiting services to priority populations, including first-time mothers.
Each family has an opportunity to receive a variety of toys and activity items that help with developmental milestones.
Here are just a few examples of what you can receive absolutely free as part of the Wyoming Hand in Hand home visitation program!
Read what Wyoming families are saying about the program and our Nursing staff!
[my nurse] is fantastic! She always answers my questions, brings handouts and explains them and remembers me and my children from past visits. It’s nice that she brings things that build on from our conversations from the previous visit. It makes me feel like she genuinely cares about me and my family.
I love having a nurse come and answer my questions, it has been a huge relief as a new mom
My nurse is absolutely outstanding and I’m so very thankful for her and all the help she has provided
Todo es perfecto y commodo para mi.
I didn’t know that this would be helpful. And I didn’t know what they would be like, but I ended up enjoying them!