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Community Team


Vision

The Vision of the Community Team is to support the residents of Virginia Beach
in their efforts to achieve and maintain optimal levels of health.

Mission

Provide in-home and community-based, culturally sensitive, family centered
services for prenatal to senior populations.

Please direct comments or queries about our Community Team Programs to
Christine Lenoir, Community Team Supervisor, Virginia Beach Department
of Public Health.


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Eligibility


Eligibility requirements vary depending on the service provided. All services are free and voluntary to the families of Virginia Beach.

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Services

Long-term Care Pre-Admissions Screening Program

Department of Social Services Social Workers and Public Health Nurses provide assessments in the home or in a community setting to assist family members that may be qualify for Medicaid funded long-term care services. To begin this process, contact the Department of Social Services at (757) 437-3550. For follow-up information for assessments currently in process, contact the Virginia Beach Department of Public Health Community Team.


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Senior Services Programs

The Senior Services program provides community-based group health education and blood pressure screening services.


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Healthy Families Virginia Beach

Healthy Families Virginia Beach provides a continuum of services without cost and according to the individualized needs of expectant parents and families with young children. These services include:


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Maternal Child Outreach, Intake and Referral

A Public Health Nurse provides telephone consultations, information, and referrals to community agencies and resources for expectant parents and families with young children.


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Healthy Start

Healthy Start is a voluntary home-based program offering parent support, education and referrals to community agencies and resources program for expectant and first-time mothers and their families. Families enter the program prenatally or within 2 weeks of birth and can receive home visiting services until the child is 5 years of age.


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First Steps

The First Steps program has a team of nurses and volunteers that provide telephone support, education and referrals to community agencies and resources for new parents with infants up to three months of age.


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Parent Support

A Public Health Nurse provides telephone support, education and referrals to community agencies and resources for expectant parents and with infants up to three months of age.


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Mother Baby

Public Health Nurses provide community and home-based services of education, support, and referrals to community agencies and resources for pregnant women, infants, and children up to age five.


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Infant Playgroup

The Infant Playgroup is for parents with babies up to 12 months of age. The playgroup is facilitated by an early childhood specialist and provides parents and babies an opportunity to socialize with others and participate in developmentally appropriate activities.


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Other Programs

Sudden and Unexpected Infant Death (SUIDS) Follow-Up – Public Health Nurse provides in- home follow up for Virginia Beach families that have experienced an infant death due to a SUIDS/SIDS related event


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Community Team Links

Healthy Families Virginia Beach Self Referral Form

Community Team Brochure

VBParents.com – website offering parenting information, resources and community events

Kids Priority One – connecting children and families with resources in South Hampton Roads (757) 244-5373.

Last Updated: 05-12-2014

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