Healthy Families

Published On 01/10/2013

Promoting child development and responsible parenting, Healthy Families serves first-time, teen moms (ages 19 or younger) who are pregnant or have a child. Accredited by Healthy Families America, the program is made possible through grants from the Tennessee Department of Health and the Tennessee Department of Children’s Services.

Goals of the program include:

  • offering resources and support for parents
  • cultivating nurturing, responsive parent-child relationships
  • promoting healthy childhood growth and development
  • building the foundations for stronger family functioning

Our trained nurses visit moms regularly to they receive proper prenatal care, know child development and age-appropriate behaviors and attend well-child checkups.

Results of this program include:

  • reduced child maltreatment
  • improved school readiness
  • increased utilization of prenatal care
  • decreased rate of pre-term and/or low-birth-weight babies
  • decreased dependency on welfare and other governmental support programs

Since 2007, more than 600 families have completed the program. 

For more information, please call 901- 287-4700.