Durham Connects' mission is to increase child well-being by supporting parents through community resources.
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Durham Connects provides in-home nurse visits to parents of newborns that live in Durham County.
What can Durham Connects do for you?
Having a new baby affects many areas of a family’s life. Durham Connects' nurses are more than RNs—they are superheroes! Nurses are trained to answer all kinds of questions and are well-connected to community supports so we can plug you in according to your needs and interests. Every family is different, but here are a few examples of how a DC nurse can help. All supports are free of charge.·Baby weight check
·Mom health check
·Bottle feeding help
·Understanding childcare options
·Postpartum depression screening
·Tips for new family dynamics/sibling support
·Back to work help
·Management of infant crying
·Help with bathing/diapering/sleeping and swaddling techniques
·Playgroups and parent support groups
·Early literacy information
·Family planning advice
·Safe sleep information
·Scheduling appointments for
doctors, WIC, Medicaid or other services
·Healthy home connections (ie. lead test, CO2, smoke detectors)
detectors, mold etc.
Much, much more!
DC Nurses are experts in all things Durham!
A Duke study shows that our program is good for families and saves lots of money for our community. Read the front page story from the News & Observer on Nov. 1.
Read the research results in Pediatrics journal.
Former Governor, Bev Perdue visited Durham Connects and endorses the program as good practice for families.
Durham Connects partner, Book Babies, helps kids build libraries. The Durham News, October 2013
Have you met our staff? New bios on nurses, management and support staff.
Home Visiting Gets a Boost. Herald Sun, September 2013
See more family videos on our Families page.