Springfield-Greene County Health Department News Releases

Posted on: September 6, 2017

Community partners welcome the public to a housewarming party to unveil Nest Partnership

Two yellow eggs, a teal bird, and the words Nest Partnership surrounded by the branches of a bird ne

Our neighbors and community members are invited to a housewarming party Tuesday, September 12 to formally unveil an innovative program called the Nest Partnership.

The Nest Partnership brings together registered nurses, healthcare providers, community resources and families with the goal of strengthening those families through the power of community.

The program includes in-home case management services, special care consultation, WIC services, primary care from Jordan Valley Community Health Center and parenting education in a one-stop shop at 660 S. Scenic Ave.

A new mission for a current building

Formerly the Springfield-Greene County Health Department’s immunization center, the facility at 660 S. Scenic now houses the innovative Nest Partnership to better provide comprehensive services for families in one location.

Tuesday’s event will be from 10 a.m. to noon with light refreshments, informal tours and giveaways. Formal remarks at 10:30 a.m. will highlight the great things already happening through Nest Partnership, especially for our neighbors in Northwest Springfield. Zone 1 Councilwoman Phyllis Ferguson will be a speaker to formally dedicate the new mission within the building.

“It gives me great satisfaction to be part of this collaborative endeavor that brings much needed health services into a Northwest Springfield neighborhood,” Ferguson said. “Under one roof and near to home, residents of Westside and Heart of the Westside Neighborhoods will be provided primary medical care, WIC services, and parenting education opportunities. Speaking on behalf of the citizens of Zone 1, I want to thank the individuals and agencies who saw our need and stepped forward to meet it.”

An integral part of the Nest Partnership are Jordan Valley Community Health Center’s services staffed by Cindy Tull, NP. Tull sees pediatric patients and their families for well or sick visits.

“Jordan Valley is excited to participate in this partnership by bringing medical services into the community setting,” said Dr. Matt Stinson, Vice President of Medical and Behavioral Health at Jordan Valley.

Primary care services are offered Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. For more information or to schedule an appointment, call 417-851-1558.

NestPartnership.org and Facebook.com/NestPartnership have more information about how the program seeks to Nurture, Empower, Support and Teach families in our community. The website has an overview of programs involved, videos highlighting success stories and a referral link for future clients. The Facebook page offers ways to connect with our nurses, and Monday the Nest Partnership will host a Facebook Live at 2 pm to share stories from the program and answer questions.

Event Details

Event details and updates will be available through a Facebook event at Facebook.com/NestPartnership

Parking for the event has been provided by the Springfield Chin Community Church and United Baptist Church just around the corner at 2501 W. State Street. A Jordan Valley Community Health Center shuttle will be available from the parking area to the event.

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