New Series Looks at the Front Lines of Public Health


From the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation:

What kind of impact can a public health nurse make in the life of a patient? Public Health in Action, a new video, photographic and narrative series from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Public Health Team, tells the story of how public health professionals make our communities healthier places to live, work, learn and play. First up: Kane Kares Nurse-Family Partnership, a longstanding program that links nurses from Kane County, Illinois with first-time, teenage mothers to help them through pregnancy,  babyhood and the toddler stage to help promote bonding, best health practices, and parenting guidance.

Kane Kares is an approved site of a national, evidence-based program, the Nurse-Family Partnership (NFP), which has helped thousands of young families. It also has published proven results including high immunization rates and a reduction in violent crime among program participants.

The series includes an essay about the program, pictorial slide shows of two mothers and their babies, a short documentary about Kane County nurse Carol Moshier, R.N., visiting clients, and a video Q and A with Kane County Health Director Paul Kuehnert.

View the program and learn more about Kane Kares.