Wednesday, April 18, 2012
Home Visiting in TIME.
There are a number of ways we can support children, their families, and the communities they live in. One such strategy is home visiting, which "can return $6 for every 1$ spent on home visitation through better birth outcomes, fewer children dying and kids who are less like to get into trouble with the law."This quote comes from a recent article titled "Home Visits: A Powerful Weapon Against Child Abuse" which appeared on TIME magazine's Healthland website. The article goes on to discuss not only additional outcomes including how how home visits help "moms feel more confident" and "children do better in school," but the fact that 49 states have now applied for home visiting dollars from a $1.5 billion pot of funds made available through the Affordable Care Act. There is a lot of useful information in this article and we do hope you will take a look. We also hope though that you will take a moment to learn more about our signature home visiting program Healthy Families America.