Durham Connects is a resource for you and your patients.
It takes a community of healthcare providers to grow healthy babies in Durham County. From prenatal care to birth education, labor & delivery to post-partum care, Durham Connects' home-visiting program strives to extend the total package of services to new parents in Durham County.
As part of the healthcare community, Durham Connects' goal is to ensure that all babies in Durham have a medical home and see their provider regularly. Durham Connects nurses work in tandem to support pediatricians' directives and advice, and to encourage parental participation. Durham Connects public health nurses interact daily with pediatricians, obstetrician/gynecologists, community health clinics, urgent care providers, and hospitals.
With parents’ permission, Durham Connects nurses will communicate with pediatricians and family practitioners to share information to maximize patients' well being and good health. Together, we can help grow healthy, strong children.
Healthcare professionals can help promote Durham Connects by encouraging patients to participate in the program. In Durham County, free in-home nurse visiting is part of the overall maternity/postnatal care plan. You can help by displaying posters and brochures about Durham Connects in your exam rooms and waiting rooms.
Durham Connects requests physician endorsements.