Child Seat Safety
Richland County Health Department is committed to the safety of our children while riding in a vehicle. The department has a Certified Child Passenger Safety Technician on staff that can help you in determining the proper child restraint for your child, how to install it correctly in the vehicle, how to properly secure the child in the restraint, and any other passenger safety issues you may have.
Cribs for Kids
North Dakota offers a Cribs for Kids program designed to help babies have a safe place to sleep. Families in need can call 701-642-7735 for more information.
Newborn Home Visiting Program
A free program that is available to all Richland County families that provides an in home nurse visit for mother and newborn at your convenience. During the nurse visit the child is weighed and measured, baby’s heart and lungs are checked for any health concerns. The nurse can answer any questions and provide information and education on following topics:
- Car Seat Safety
- Dental Care
- Home Safety
- Infant CPR
- Infant Development and Feeding
- Positive parenting
- Routines and Sleep Patterns
Health Tracks- North Dakota’s Early and Periodic Screening, Diagnosis, and Treatment (EPSDT) Program
A free program for children 0-21 years of age that are on Medical Assistance with no recipient liability. Health Tracks is a preventive health check-up to discuss health concerns and available community resources. Goal is preventing childhood illnesses or disabilities and identifying children’s and young adults’ problems early on before they become severe and disabling. Health Tracks Screening is completed by a Registered Nurse and a Licensed Social Worker.
The screening includes:
- Hearing and Vision Evaluations
- Dental Evaluations
- Physical Assessment
- Lab Tests for Hemoglobin, Urinalysis and Lead Screening if risk factors
- Developmental Screening
- Mental and Behavioral Health Screening
- Parental Guidance
- Connection to Community Resources and Referrals
For more information on Maternal and Child Health Program use our Contact us form.