Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Healthy Start Home Visitor

Shirley Drouhard

The Healthy Start Program provides education and support to pregnant women and families with a baby (birth through one year and beyond). Our Healthy Start Home Visitor will try to set up an appointment with an expectant mother to help with education on having a healthy pregnancy, growth of the baby, involvement of older siblings, fathers and grandparents. If a mother delivers at Sumner Regional Medical Center there will be a visit after the baby is born; after discharge from the hospital we will set up a second appointment to see mother and baby one more time in the home.

Information brought to you by the Healthy Start Home Visitor:

  • Breastfeeding
  • Community resources
  • Safe Sleep
  • Immunizations
  • Supplemental food for women, infants and children (WIC)
  • Development of Baby
  • Life-style change programs- stop smoking, alcohol and drug abuse
  • Family Relationships
  • Kan-Care applications
  • Healthy Pregnancy

Our Healthy Start Home Visitor is Shirley Drouhard; she is a mother of ten children and a grandmother of four. Shirley ran a day care in her home for 28 years and was a Head Start Provider. Shirley has many resources and experiences that can help mothers. She is very passionate about mothers and babies and will do her best to help with any questions or concerns a mother may have. If you are expecting and are interested in having a Healthy Start Home Visit please call Shirley at 620-326-2774.