Susan Buckley, RN, Director, Public Health
Ira Singh, MPH, Deputy Director
Donald I. Baird, MD, Health Officer

"Building Healthy Communities, One Family at a Time"



Public Health Nursing services are available to anyone in Humboldt County. Public Health Nurses serve families and individuals to better their health. We evaluate the health of you and your family and work with you to develop a plan to help in gaining real-life solutions to problems and difficulties. This is called "health promotion." Some of the activities involved in health promotion are programs such as vaccine or immunization, risk prevention, pregnancy and parenting and disease avoidance. Because we believe that knowledge is power, Public Health Nurses give attention to and focus on strengthening people and their families by giving them the information and guidance they need to help themselves. We make every attempt to try to help those who want to learn about behaviors that will enhance their own and their childrenís health and well-being.


Services and Programs



What is Case Management?

A two-way process that reviews, plans, applies, manages, checks and evaluates the needs of people and works hard to match them up with the services that can help them. A personís needs can be met in a number of ways to meet their health, both physical and mental, and their safety needs by using existing local sources to provide good and successful results. Case management is a process which can involve any number of services with organized methods to succeed at reaching the goals that the person and their nurse have decided on together. For example: getting help with breast-feeding, getting your childís shots so they can go to school, learning how to make your home safer so that you have less chance of falling.


Hallmarks

  • Public Health Nurse / Skilled Professional Medical Personnel level of case management
  • A Home Visiting program
  • Each family member receiving service has an Individual Service Plan with a focus on health (both physical and emotional) and safety
  • Case management is family driven based on a strength and empowerment approach, family empowerment and positive role modeling


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