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Beth Qualls

Public Health HANDS Manager

606-329-9444 Ext. 239

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“By age three, 90% of a child’s brain is developed.”

HANDS is a voluntary program for new and expectant parents regardless if you are a first time parent or not. Individualized educational information and resources are provided via a health department HANDS home visitor. All visits are scheduled by the parent. Participant rewards are available to those who enroll and actively participate in the HANDS program.

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HANDS brochure - English

HANDS brochure - Spanish


Pregnancy and becoming a parent can be overwhelming. With new changes come new worries, questions and stress. HANDS is available to answer questions and provide parents with support in developing the parent-child relationship.

Families receive information, learn about community resources and receive support through home visitation. Enrollment in HANDS can begin during pregnancy or anytime before the child is 3 months old. Services can continue until the child is 3 years old. This service is voluntary and at no cost to families.

If you are interested in learning more about the HANDS program contact the Ashland Boyd County Health Department at (606) 329-9444 ext 239.

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