Great Plains Healthy Start provides the following services to families free of charge.
Case Management – We provide a variety of services through case management. Your case manager can help you design an individualized case plan to meet your needs. Together you and your case manager will determine how often you will meet. Some of the things your case manager can help you with include: Assessment to determine your needs and identify potential barriers to a healthy pregnancy, help to meet those needs and reduce the barriers, support to complete paperwork and apply for services you are eligible for, advocacy to help you get the services you need, help to find resources in your community, job search counseling, help with budgeting, and encouragement to help you reach your goals.
Health & Life Skills Education: Our Community Health Workers are trained to provide you with the latest information on prenatal and post-partum care, family planning, child development, and infant and toddler care. They can also help you with basic life skills such as organization, cooking, meal planning, budgeting, and more.
Screening and Referral: Are you struggling with depression, addiction, relationship problems? Do you want to complete your education? Want to stop smoking? Our Community Health Workers can help you identify problems and provide you with referrals to professionals who can help you and your baby thrive!
Home Visiting: Do you want services, but don’t know how you will get there? We can bring services to you. Our Community Health Workers provide home visiting services to bring first class Health and Life Skills education right into your home, using the Family Spirit curriculum. Culturally appropriate education modules make learning easy interesting, and fun.
Enabling Services: Is it difficult to get to prenatal, postpartum, or well child appointments? We can provide transportation services to help you get to appointments. Does visiting the doctor make you nervous? We provide accompaniment services. Your community health worker may be able to attend appointments with you. (Accompaniment and transportation services may be limited by funding or staff availability.)