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Family Spirit

Family Spirit

Family SpiritĀ® is an evidence-based, culturally tailored home-visiting program of the Johns Hopkins Center for American Indian Health to promote optimal health and wellbeing for parents and their children.

Family Spirit combines the use of paraprofessionals from the community as home visitors and a culturally focused, strengths-based curriculum as a core strategy to support young families. Parents gain knowledge and skills to promote healthy development and positive lifestyles for themselves and their children. This program has been developed, implemented, and evaluated by the Johns Hopkins Center for American Indian Health in partnership with the Navajo, White Mountain Apache, and San Carlos Apache Tribes since 1995.

COVID-19 Information

To access Family Spirit's Guidance for Virtual Home Visiting, click here. To access Family Spirit's Guidance During Re-Opening, click here.  These resources should be tailored to fit your community's home visiting needs.

Please contact Family Spirit at for questions, concerns, or more information. To access COVID-19 public health materials developed by JHCAIH, click here


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How To Become An Affiliate

Information about the Family Spirit curriculum and how to bring the program into your community.

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Proven Results

Research findings overview and links to Family Spirit publications.

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