AHRQ’s Innovations Exchange Focuses on Early Intervention and Support for At-Risk Families
The latest issue of AHRQ’s Health Care Innovations Exchangefeatures three profiles about programs that provide personalized support and education for low-income or at-risk families of newborns. One featured profile describes a North Carolina program that offers families with newborns in Durham County an in-home comprehensive assessment of risk factors and provides education and support tailored to the families’ risks and needs. The program has enhanced the county’s ability to identify at-risk families; improved connections to community resources, and the safety and quality of the home environment; and significantly reduced infant medical emergencies. In its first year, the program generated an estimated $3 in cost savings for every $1 invested. The Health Care Innovations Exchange includesadditional profiles and tools related to support for at-risk families.
Home Visit for All Newborns To Assess Risk of Child Maltreatment Improves Parenting Skills, Reduces Medical Emergencies, and Generates Positive Return on Investment | AHRQ Innovations Exchange