Pictured: Family Connects Union County Director of Women’s Services, Alison Stone, and Family Connects Home Visitor, Heidi Klappenbach (Source: https://www.arcf.org/give-smart-blog/following-baby-back-home/)
“They don’t really feel like just nurses coming out to your house,” Rosson said. “The way they speak is more encouraging, and they just make sure you’re OK,” Family Connects Union County participant Hannah Rosson shared in a recent story that ran in both the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette and the El Dorado Times “Program in south Arkansas provides free nurse visits to mothers with newborns.”
Family Connects Union County, located in El Dorado, Arkansas, is a certified Family Connects partner and nurses have been providing visits in their community since 2019. Arkansas state house Representative Julie Mayberry introduced HB 1103 in 2023, which directs the state Department of Health to establish a universal newborn home nurse visitation program and required health plans to cover the services offered by the program.
Read the full story here: https://www.eldoradonews.com/news/2023/dec/27/program-in-south-arkansas-provides-free-nurse/
Learn more about Family Connects Union County: https://www.arhomevisiting.org/modelname/fcuc/