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  • Improving health outcomes for our nation’s children requires coordinated care that promotes recommended health services, prevents unnecessary hospitalizations and bridges across the multiple systems serving children and families.

  • Washington, DC – November 11, 2014 - The National Institute for Health Care Management (NIHCM) Foundation has awarded four new grants totaling approximately $270,000 to support investigator-initiated health services research.

  • BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee Health Foundation gives $1M to construct a neonatal abstinence syndrome treatment center. The Institute of Medicine and the National Research Council call attention to the surprisingly poor health profile of young adults.

  • Population aging and recent coverage expansions have fueled concerns about physician shortages in primary care, leading several influential groups to recommend that nurse practitioners take on a larger role.

  • Most children’s health system experience is limited to the pediatrician’s office, but those with chronic or complex medical needs often deal with care that is fragmented, duplicative and crisis-driven. This leads to stress on families and wasteful utilization.

  • Just 5 percent of the population accounts for 50 percent of national health spending. Behind these numbers are patients and families struggling with multiple chronic conditions, physical and mental impairments, and tremendous stress.

NIHCM

Investing in Early Childhood: Partnerships to Implement Home Visiting Programs- Additional Resources

October 26, 2010

BlueCross BlueShield of North Carolina Foundation

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of South Carolina Foundation

Cawthorne, Alexandra and Arons, Jessica. There’s No Place Like Home: Home Visiting Programs Can Support Pregnant Women and New Parents, January 2010. Center for American Progress

Child Welfare Information Gateway: Home Visitation Programs, Administration for Children and Families (DHHS) 

A Compendium of Local Health Department Home Visitation Program Case Studies, August 2010. National Association of City and County Health Officials (NACCHO)* 

Federal Healthy Start Initiative: A National Network for Effective Home Visitation and Family Support Services, August 2010. Healthy Start Association*

Health Resources and Services Administration's (HRSA) Maternal and Child Health Bureau*

Home Visitation Resources, Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs (AMCHP)* 

Home Visiting Resource Brief, MCH Library at Georgetown University* 

Home Visiting Resources, Center for Technology in Education, Johns Hopkins University 

Nurse-Family Partnership

Partnering with the Private and Philanthropic Sectors: A Governor's Guide to Investing in Early Childhood. June 2008. National Governor's Association (NGA) Center for Best Practices* 

Pew Home Visiting Campaign, The Pew Center on the States Policy Statement: The Role of Preschool Home-Visiting Programs in Improving Children's Developmental and Health Outcomes, Council on Community Pediatrics. Pediatrics Vol. 123 No. 2. February 2009

Weiss, Heather and Klein, Lisa. Changing the Conversation About Home Visiting: Scaling Up With Quality, May 2007. Harvard Family Research Project

    *  Denotes Alliance for Information on Maternal and Child Health (AIM)  Partner. AIM is a collaborative of national membership organizations and MCHB. 

 

 
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