Document Type

Capstone Experience

Graduation Date


Degree Name

Master of Public Health


Health Promotion

First Committee Member

Brandon Grimm

Second Committee Member

Jennifer Sharrick

Third Committee Member

Drissa Toure

Fourth Committee Member

Shannon Maloney


FAMILY, Inc. is a nonprofit that provides public health and family support services to women, children, and families in Pottawattamie and Mills counties. It's home visitation program provides health education information to families in the communities that are expecting a child or have a child less than five years of age. This project looked at FAMILY, Inc.’s database regarding the health of children enrolled in their home visitation program and use that information to help develop health education tools as they prepare to expand their programming to include Early Head Start (EHS). Currently FAMILY uses the Parents as Teachers curriculum, which requires that a health questionnaire be completed for each family at least every six months. The de-identified data taken from the health questionnaire was analyzed and compared with the performance standards for the EHS program to determine areas of improvement that FAMILY’s home visitors can focus on to improve their programming to align with EHS guidelines. This project helped FAMILY learn about the health of children enrolled in their program and help understand how it is completing the performance standards.