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Help Me Grow gives support to parents during COVID-19 with virtual appointments

Posted at 7:25 AM, Apr 29, 2020

COLUMBUS — Help Me Grow is a parent support program offered in Ohio.

It focuses on providing help and answering questions about prenatal and well-baby care.

A senate bill established the program in 2017, but it recently made changes to keep services going during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The program has offered in-home visits. Now it handles appointments over the phone or online.

Ohio Health Director Dr. Amy Acton spoke about it Tuesday during Governor DeWine’s briefing.

She said with some restrictions lifting soon, parents need to make plans.

“I also want to note that it might be a good time for parents to make those well-child appointments.”

You can learn more about the program by clicking here.