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) 296-1308
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.

2014 Healthy Start Home Visitor Fall Regional Training
Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. and training is 9 am – 4 pm.

October 7
Jay Johnson Public Library
411 Main St, Quinter
hosted by the Gove County Health Dept.

October 29
Butler County Community Building
located behind the Health Dept.
2016 N Griffith St, El Dorado
hosted by the Butler County Health Dept.

October 30
Allen County Regional Hospital,
Lynn Family Conference Room
3066 N Kentucky, Iola
hosted by the SEK Multi-County Health Dept.

November 6
Meade County K-State Extension Board Room
407 E Rainbelt, Meade
hosted by the Meade County Health Dept.

November 18
EMS Training Facility
406 Miller Drive, Bldg D, Wamego
hosted by the Pottawatomie County Health Dept.

November 19
Ellsworth County Health Dept.
1603 Aylward Ave, Ellsworth
hosted by the Ellsworth County Health Dept.

Register on KS-TRAIN at using course id #1053084 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 Barbara Kramer for more information at or phone 785-296-1308.