Building Blocks of Missouri (Nurse Family Partnership)
The Building Blocks of Missouri program is a prenatal and early childhood home visiting program utilizing the Nurse Family Partnership model of home visiting. The Building Blocks of Missouri program objectives are to:
· Improve pregnancy outcomes by helping women engage in good preventive health practices, including obtaining prenatal care, improving their diet, and reducing their use of cigarettes, alcohol, and illegal substances;
· Improve child health and development by helping parents provide more responsible and competent care for their children; and
· Improve economic self-sufficiency by helping parents develop a vision for their own future, plan future pregnancies, continue their education, and find jobs.
Services are offered at no cost and program enrollment is open to low-income women enrolled prior to the 28th week of pregnancy, who are pregnant for the first time or who have previously experienced neonatal death, loss of custody, or relinquishment within the first thirty days after birth, and the child to 24 months of age.
The Building Blocks of Missouri program provides services through three contracted implementing agencies. Enrollment is limited at each site based on available funding.
For information on the Building Blocks Home Visiting Program contact the Home Visiting Unit at 573-751-6266 or HomeVisiting@health.mo.gov.
Information on the Nurse Family Partnership home visiting model is available at: https://www.nursefamilypartnership.org/
Building Blocks of Missouri program providers and counties served:
- Kansas City Health Department - Cass, Clay, Jackson, Johnson, Lafayette, Platte, and Ray
- Southeast Hospital - Bollinger, Cape Girardeau, Mississippi, New Madrid, Perry, Scott, Ste. Genevieve, and Stoddard
- St. Louis County Department of Public Health - St. Louis City and St. Louis County