Grant to Support Prenatal, Early Childhood Program
By The Associated Press
FRANKFORT - The state Cabinet for Health and Family Services say the federal grant will support the Maternal, Infant and Early Childhood Home Visiting Program, often called Kentucky's HANDS program.

Officials say the program is offered in all 120 Kentucky counties through local health departments. It serves high-risk populations by providing assistance to overburdened parents during the prenatal period until a child's third birthday.

They say the outcomes of the home visitation program include decreased maternal complications in pregnancy, fewer premature deliveries, fewer low birth weight babies and a decrease in child abuse and neglect.

In the 2017 fiscal year, the program served about 4,040 participants.

Published 07:31 PM, Sunday Oct. 07, 2018
Updated 08:46 PM, Monday Oct. 08, 2018

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