Colorado gets $10M to support pregnant women and young families

The U.S. Health and Human Services Department awarded Colorado nearly $10 million to continue its family home visits, reported Summit Daily Monday. The money will be spent in counties with high rates of low birth weight, teen birth and infant mortality.

Nationally, over 1.4 million home visits were conducted through the Home Visiting Program, serving parents and children in 721 counties in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and five territories.

The grant money will allow Colorado to tailor its program to communities where home visits are conducted, said Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia M. Burwell.