Family Home Visiting

Regional programs for Maternal and Child Health including TANF Home Visiting and MIECH V General Coordination are administered through the Community Health Board.

Maternal Early Childhood Sustained Home-visiting (MECSH)
Engaging families and promoting a positive parenting experience.

  • MECSH is pronounced like the word ‘mesh.’
  • MECSH is a home visiting program that provides support through pregnancy and until your child is two years old.
  • MECSH enrollment starts in pregnancy or within eight weeks after baby leaves the hospital.
  • A trained Registered Nurse partners with families to provide support through the transition to parenthood.
  • Families learn about healthy pregnancy, infant feeding, and child growth and development.
  • Families are linked to health services, family support services, and activities within their local area (e.g., parenting groups).
  • The MECSH home visiting program is voluntary and is provided at no cost to families.
Visit the Northeast MN Family Home Visiting channel for more videos!

For more information on MECSH in your area, please contact:

North St Louis County
(218) 471-7600

South St. Louis County
(218) 725-5210

Carlton County
(218) 879-4511

Cook County
Hannah Miller, RN, PHN, CLC
(218) 387-2330

Lake County
Lake County Public Health
(218) 834-8535