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April 1, 2019

The Benefits of Home Visiting

A new brief from KAC and UMHMF focuses on the many benefits of evidence-based home visiting programs in helping parents take an informed, active role in the lives of their children.

Through home-based visits with trained professionals equipped with evidence-based strategies and tactics, parents gain skills and competencies essential to supporting and improving the health and development of their children. Ensuring a strong start to a child’s life is critical; therefore, investing in preventive programs from the beginning of life will yield better outcomes than paying for reparative services needed when future challenges emerge. Well-designed and implemented home visiting programs can reduce the societal cost of poor health and academic failure, and return $5.70 for every dollar invested.

Research demonstrates there are multiple benefits of quality home visiting programs that positively impact outcomes including:

  • Preventing child maltreatment
  • Supporting positive parenting
  • Improving maternal and child health
  • Promoting child development, and
  • Increasing school readiness

To learn more, read the full brief here

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