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"Science demonstrates that evidence-based home visiting improves
prenatal and birth outcomes, early child health and development, greater
school readiness, improved parenting practices and reductions in child
maltreatment. These outcomes can produce a significant return on
investment for state and federal government.
have found that evidence-based home visiting saves scarce resources. A
2005 RAND Corporation study found that two evidence-based home visiting
programs saved from $1.80 to $5.70 per dollar invested.
a wise investment and a good use of taxpayer money. This is why states
have embraced it as a sensible solution to the health, educational and
fiscal challenges we face."