Maternal and Child Health

The Grand Forks Health Department provides state and federal programs designed to improve the health and safety to families in Grand Forks County.

Nursing and Nutrition Supportive Services include: 

Breastfeeding Support       

  • Community - promoting breastfeeding as a social norm
  • Home - helping moms reach their breastfeeding goals by providing home visits by qualified breastfeeding counselors
  • Work - assisting businesses in creating policies and work sites that are supportive of breastfeeding employees
  • Childcare - assisting home and center childcare facilities to create an environment where a baby's right to breastmilk is a priority

Child Passenger Safety 

  • Car seat education

Home Visits for Pregnant Women and Newborns

  • Promoting optimal prenatal care
  • Follow up visits after hospital discharge
  • Free of charge for all families
  • Assessments done by registered nurses and lactation counselors

Presentations and Education

  • Training and educational opportunities related to maternal and child health