Healthy Start Home Visitor Services

Home Visitor's Training Program


Healthy Start Home Visitor Program Brochure - English
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MCH Grants are provided to local health departments so they can provide outreach visits to pregnant women and families with newborns. Under public health nurse supervision, visitors provide in-home interventions such as education, support and referrals to other community services.

  1. Increase the use of cost-effective preventive health care services such as prenatal care, family planning, immunizations, nutrition and well childcare.
  2. Promote early entry into and compliance with prenatal care.
  3. Discourage unhealthy maternal behaviors such as alcohol and tobacco use.
  4. Identify families at risk and link them with services and supports.
  5. Improve and enhance parenting and problem solving skills.
  6. Reduce costs through use of paraprofessional visitors under nursing supervision.

For further information, contact:
HSHV Coordinator (785) 296-1234
Kansas Department of Health & Environment


It is required for every Healthy Start Home Visitor to attend one day of the Fall Regional HSHV Training.  The same training will be provided in six locations across the state.  The requirement is stated in Continuing Education, of the “Grant / Contract Application Guidelines.

2013 Healthy Start Home Visitor Fall Regional Training
Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. and training is 9 am – 4 pm.

September 25
Leavenworth County Health Dept.
500 Eisenhower Rd, Conference Room

October 1
Cedar Crest Lodge in Linn County
25939 E 1000 Rd (County Rd 552), Pleasanton
hosted by the Linn County Health Dept. and lunch will be catered

October 17
Seward County Activities Center
810 Stadium Rd, Liberal
hosted by the Seward County Health Dept.

October 30
Raymond Frye Complex
1320 N Jefferson St, Wellington
hosted by the Sumner County Health Dept.

November 19
Rooks County Health Dept., Conference Room
426 Main St., Stockton

November 20
Geary County Historical Society
530 N Adams St, Junction City
hosted by the Geary County Health Dept.

Register on KS-TRAIN at using course id #1044706 and select the location or date that works best for you. A certificate of attendance will be provided through KS-TRAIN. There is no fee for this training. All six trainings will consist of the same agenda, only the locations are different. This is a required training for all Healthy Start Home Visitors to attend as specified in the MCH aid-to-local grant.  Administrators and nurse supervisors are also welcome and encouraged to attend. Contact Jamie Klenklen for more information at or phone 785-296-1234.