Health Access Nurturing Development Services (HANDS) Program Implementation Support

The Health Access Nurturing Development Services (HANDS) program is a voluntary statewide home visitation program authorized by the Kentucky Legislature in 2000. The program is administered by the Department for Public Health (DPH) through local health departments and contracted sites. Within DPH there is a central office team consisting of a program administrator, quality assurance coordinator, training coordinator, technical assistance coordinator, data coordinator, epidemiologist, Maternal, Infant and Early Childhood Home Visiting (MIECHV) grant administrator, system of care coordinator, Moving Beyond Depression™ coordinator, quality assurance specialists, technical assistance specialists, and administrative staff. In addition, six Growing Great Kids™ certified trainers provide training to HANDS staff throughout the state.