RIGHT FROM THE START
Improving the lives of pregnant women and their families through home visits
Right From The Start (RFTS) is a statewide home visitation program in West Virginia committed to producing improvements in birth outcomes for low-income pregnant women and their families. Right From The Start providers are registered nurses and licensed social workers known as Designated Care Coordinators (DCCs), who work and reside in the community they serve. The RFTS Program provides training and support services to ensure that the home visiting model is precisely replicated in all West Virginia communities, leading to improved outcomes for both mothers and children. Sites adhere to key elements of the Program through protocols established by the WV Department of Health and Human Resources, Office of Maternal, Child and Family Health, Division of Perinatal and Women's Health, Perinatal Programs and ACOG.
Goals for Families
For More Information
To find out more about the Right From The Start program, visit the WV DHHR's Right From The Start website at http://www.wvdhhr.org/rfts/