Goals of the HMG program:
- Promote the well-being of expectant mothers and children under the age of three and their families through a free home visiting program
- Connect families with needed community resources, and provide parenting and child development information
- Offer free developmental screenings to make sure that your child is developing “on track”
- Support development early in a child’s life when they need extra help because of premature birth, diagnosed medical conditions, or a delay in progress in seeing, hearing, walking or talking.
Call Summit County Help Me Grown for more information. (330) 376-7273
Goals of the WIC program:
- Provide nutrition education and supplemental foods that promote good health for pregnant women, new mothers, mothers who are breastfeeding, and infants and children up to age five.
- Women who are pregnant, breastfeeding, or have a child six months of age or younger.
- Infants and children up to five years of age.
- Residents of Ohio
- Must meet Income Guidelines. See: WIC income Roster 2014 1
- Must meet certain nutritional or health risks
Please visit the WIC webpage for more information, or call (330)-375-2142
BCMH (Children with Medical Handicaps Program)
BCMH is a state program that gives children access to diagnosis and treatment by board-certified specialty physicians. Medications, therapies, dental care and equipment are available through the program.
Goals of the BCMH program:
- Link families of children with special health care needs to a network of quality providers.
- Helps families obtain payment for services their children need.
- Helps families obtain comprehensive care and services that are family-centered, community based, and culturally sensitive.
Examples of services covered by BCMH:
- Purchase of hearing aids, batteries, and personal communication devices.
- Surgery, specialized glasses and patches for some vision disorders.
- Medical equipment maintenance and repair.
- Medical therapies needed during the summer months or after a surgical procedure.
- Medical equipment including such items as wheelchairs, braces, IV or feeding pumps, special prescription shoes.
- Supplies for special procedures done in schools.
- Glucometers for diabetic children.
- Inhalers for children with severe asthma.
- Medications for children with seizure disorders and many other diagnoses.
Your local health department nurse is your best contact for BCMH services or information. BCMH services are offered at the Graham Road location - please call 330-926-5761.
NEW!! Tobacco cessation program for expecting mothers!!
Baby and Me Tobacco Free
Group Quit Smoking and Support Meetings
- Quitting smoking is the BEST thing you can do for the health of you and your baby
- Enroll in the BABY & ME TOBACCO FREE program and participate in the 4 prenatal quit smoking sessions
- Quit smoking and stay quit during your pregnancy
- Agree to take a monthly breath test to prove you are tobacco free
- Stay smoke free after your baby is born and receive a monthly voucher for free diapers, for up to 12 months
- Agencies please fill out Fax Referral form and fax to 330-923-6370
- For more information, please contact Jessica Wingert at 330-812-3918 or firstname.lastname@example.org