Engage. Educate. Empower.

AUG 2019

Behavioral Health Home Nurse (BHH) and a Health Wellness Educator (HWE) is a service that can help improve the child and family approach to wellness and promote healthier living. This is an additional service where the Care Manager, BHH Nurse and HWE Educator all work together and meet at the child/family’s home or in the community. The BHH Nurse will also talk with the child’s pediatrician, medical specialists and help the child and family to be more involved with their health care.

BHH/HWE team are dedicated and will help the child and family:

  • overcome challenges to accessing care
  • help understand importance of following up with treatment
  • help to make a good health plan
  • link to wellness and prevention programs
  • help to motivate child and family to have a healthy lifestyle

    Youth/family can participate in BHH/HWE if they receive Medicaid or NJ Family Care and have an eligible health condition such as: asthma, hypertension, diabetes, cystic fibrosis, kidney disease, obesity, seizure disorder, substance use disorder, eating disorder, developmental disability in addition to their mental/behavioral health needs.

    Valuable Well-Being Websites:

  • American Academy of Pediatric - https://www.aap.org/
  • American Academy of Pediatric-NJ Chapter - https://www.aap.org/
  • Nemours Kidshealth - https://kidshealth.org/
  • Centers for Disease Control - https://www.CDC.gov/
  • National Institute of Health - https://www.nlm.nih.gov/
  • Pediatric/Adult Asthma Coalition-NJ - http://pacnj.org/
  • American Diabetes Association - http://www.diabetes.org