Time frame: One Day Event
Requirements: Must be a licensed Registered Nurse.
Project Description: Provide general health screening (ie. blood pressure, glucose, BMI, women’s physical) at various community events hosted by Children’s Futures across Mercer County.
Objective: To engage families in preventative health practices.
Children’s Futures is a 501 (c) 3 nonprofit organization whose mission is to improve health and development outcomes for children and their families. To achieve our mission, we formally collaborate with schools, social service providers, health care agencies, faith institutions, civic associations, employers and others around school-readiness and success strategies that have the greatest positive impact on children’s immediate health needs, as well as long-term development.
Drawing on the latest research in the fields of prevention and public health, our strategies include but are not limited to:
- Health Education and Outreach
- Prenatal Care Services
- Nurse Home Visiting
- Case Management
- Quality Child Care
- Health Literacy
- Family Support Services (including after-school)
- Professional Training and Technical Assistance
In addition to the services listed above, we regularly convene conferences and forums, provide training and technical assistance to area agencies, produce reports on the health and well-being of children, and advocate for policy changes most like to positively impact disadvantaged families.