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Healthy Choices: Not just for the fortunate.

Have you ever been to a grocery store in an under-served neighborhood?  It wasn’t long ago that I ran over to a store close to my office to grab some food choices for a client training session.  I was in the market for some healthier choices that people could munch on while they were learning [...]

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16th Annual Healthy Families Picnic

HealthNet’s Healthy Families Program held their 16th Annual Family Picnic on June 17th at Garfield Park.  This is a long-standing tradition at Healthy Families and grows larger each year. Healthy Families is a family support and strengthening program that provides child development information, parent child interaction activities, referrals and linkage to community resources, and other [...]

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“Great Childhoods Begin At Home” – HealthNet’s Healthy Families Program

April is Child Abuse Prevention Month and we would like to take this opportunity to recognize the outstanding work of HealthNet’s Healthy Families Program, a premier child maltreatment prevention program.  Our home visitors have such strong passion for assuring that children are raised in safe and nurturing home environments.  These amazing individuals do tireless and [...]

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Supporting Breastfeeding Families

We just celebrated Breastfeeding Awareness Month.  This seems like a good time to talk about the benefits of breastfeeding and how HealthNet supports breastfeeding families. One of the best ways a mother can protect the health of her baby is to breastfeed.  Babies who are fed nothing but breastmilk from birth through the first 6 [...]

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Postpartum Depression and the Baby Blues

Although the holidays are a time of joyfulness, they are also a time of high levels of stress for many of us. Not to mention the fact that it is so dark and dreary outside! Winter is also a common time for depression symptoms to sneak up on us. What is Postpartum Depression? Postpartum depression [...]

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Musings of a Millennial – Note to Self

Post by Tori Kissner, Family Support Specialist, Healthy Famlies On my desk I have a sticky note that says the following:            Note to self:                         RELAX. You are enough. You have enough. You do enough. It’s my visual affirmation that sometimes makes the difference between a good day and a [...]

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