Family Connects New Orleans
Building Pathways of Hope for the Future of Families We Serve
Family Connects New Orleans provides one to three in-home visits, free of charge, to parents of newborns up to 12 weeks old residing in Orleans Parish who give birth at Ochsner Baptist or Touro Hospital. You can expect a visit with a registered nurse around 3 weeks postpartum.
The Family Connects model brings together Families, Healthcare Providers, and Community Agencies to give babies their best start possible. Research has shown that when families participate in Family Connects, mothers feel less anxious, parents learn about quality child care options and babies need less emergency care at hospitals. Babies, families and the whole community benefits.
Participation in Family Connects is recommended by local pediatricians, obstetricians, and family practitioners. Family Connects does not replace a pediatric visit but is an additional chance to spend one-on-one time with a healthcare professional in the comfort of your own home.
What can Family Connects do for you?
Family Connects New Orleans links experienced nurses to families, and families to community resources to ensure you have the tools you need for your parenting journey. Here are a few things Family Connects nurses can do in collaboration with your family:
Family Connects New Orleans is provided through New Orleans Health Department and is partnered with Ochsner Baptist and Touro.