Universal Nurse Home Visiting – Community Health Worker RFP

The Office of Early Childhood (OEC), in collaboration with the Department of Social Services, Office of Health Strategy, Department of Children and Families, and Department of Public Health are pleased to announce the release of an exciting new RFP for a Universal Nurse Home Visiting (UNHV) – Community Health Worker (CHW) Pilot in Greater Bridgeport.

In an innovative and collaborative approach, five state agencies have committed funding of $4.5 million to address the physical and social determinants of health.

The pilot adheres to an evidence-based model developed by Family Connects that will support UNHV registered nurses in the provision of 1-3 home visits to newborn families.  Families with additional needs will be connected to a CHW who will link families with local resources.

In an effort to strengthen the public health infrastructure, state agency partners hope to shift services to support the becoming a state with more just and equitable outcomes by: 

  • Increasing connections of newborn families to community resources
  • Developing a universal entry point into a continuum of care
  • Reducing emergency room visits for mothers and newborns
  • Improving positive parenting behaviors
  • Reduction in maternal depression/parental anxiety
  • Improving the quality and safety of the home environment
  • Prevent and reduce adverse childhood experiences (ACES)

Key dates

RFP IssuedJune 17, 2022
Mandatory Bidders Conference (register here)June 29, 2022
Mandatory Letter of IntentJuly 13, 2022
RFP Due DateAugust 3, 2022

Watch a recording of the bidders’ conference

OEC held an online conference to provide information to potential applicants about the Universal Nurse Home Visiting-Community Health Worker Program on June 29, 2022. All applicants were required to attend the meeting.

RFP documents

Last updated July 15, 2022