Re: “Family support centers could close due to funding cuts” (TNT, 3-21).
Soon after I read the article, I was privileged to attend the second annual gathering of Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department public health nurses and social workers.
This group represented five decades of nursing services to Pierce County families which included home nursing visits for pregnant women and new mothers, classes on infant and child care, 15 well-child clinics and adult health screening clinics.
These services were provided in partnership with local pediatricians and other doctors. Education and early intervention was provided to our most vulnerable citizens. Some …