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Community Health Services

The Community Health Services Department promotes the health and well-being of Larimer County residents through a variety of health care services including clinics, home visits, health screenings and educational programs. Programs are organized to deliver services in the areas of maternal and child health, reproductive health, adult health, and nutrition. Services emphasize prevention, education, health risk reduction, and early detection of diseases or potentially handicapping conditions.

Program Information

To protect Larimer County residents from vaccine-preventable diseases, and prevent their spread from person-to-person.

Family Planning Services
To make every child a wanted and planned addition to the family by providing reproductive health care, family planning, medical and health education services, primarily to low-income individuals.

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Maternal Services Program
Programs designed to achieve optimal birth outcomes for pregnant women in Larimer County by: providing access to early and appropriate prenatal services; promoting healthy behavior and risk reduction during pregnancy; and access to postpartum family planning services.

Nurse-Family Partnership® Program

A program for eligible first-time mothers that includes nurse home visits from early in the pregnancy until the baby is 2 years old. The mission of Nurse-Family Partnership is to improve pregnancy outcomes, to optimize child health and development, and to encourage economic self-sufficiency for eligible, first-time parents.

HCP (Health Care Program for Children with Special Needs)
To provide all children with special health care needs the opportunity to obtain services that encourage and assist their optimal development.

WIC (Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children)
To provide nutritious foods and nutrition education to pregnant, postpartum, and breastfeeding women and their infants and children under age 5 who have a nutritional and financial need.

Breastfeeding Resources

Healthy Communities: (Medicaid and CHP+ outreach program for children and pregnant women)
To enable Medicaid and CHP+ recipients who are pregnant or under age 21 to obtain periodic physical examinations and other health care benefits in order to prevent, detect, or treat health care problems early.

Health Education and Information
To promote, encourage, and contribute to the health of all people in Larimer County through education, advocacy, and community organization.

Tobacco Education and Prevention
To reduce the burden of disease and suffering of the people in Larimer County caused by tobacco use by reducing initiation of tobacco use by youth, promoting cessation of tobacco use among youth and adults, reducing exposure to environmental smoke, and eliminating the disparities in tobacco use among specific populations.

Contact Information

Department Head:
Averil Strand
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