EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY: Due to COVID-19, Family Connects International advises all Family Connects in-home visits be moved exclusively to telehealth visits with telephone visits to be used as an alternative.

Connecting every child to a healthy future

Family Connects International envisions a world where all children and their families have access to a continuum of community-based care to support their health and success. The Family Connects model is an evidence-based and successfully demonstrated program that connects parents of newborns to the community resources they need through postpartum nurse home visits.

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Research & Innovation

Design innovative research projects
Evaluate programs
Collect and analyze data
Create a body of evidence


Implement model in new sites
Align community resources
Certify sites

Policy Engagement

Engage public stakeholders at all levels
Monitor relevant policies
Engage the insurance/managed care industry

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Family Connects Portraits: The Scheckter-Soliah Family

After the birth of their first daughter in 2014 in Durham, NC, Rachel Scheckter and James Soliah were introduced to Family Connects by an outreach coordinator during Rachel’s hospital stay. They both thought it sounded like a great idea. Living far away from their families brought anxiety – Rachel and James knew they’d be on their own when they took baby Eleanor home. And, because James got no parental leave, Rachel feared she’d become isolated, trapped at home during the coldest weeks of winter.