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  • Despite the potential consequences for babies, up to 10 percent of pregnant women opt to deliver through C-section or induction prior to 39 weeks gestation without medical indication. 

  • The CDC has declared adolescent vaccination against human papillomavirus (HPV) one of the top five public health priorities of 2014. Last month the President's Cancer Council also issued an urgent call to action to improve HPV vaccination rates.

  • Evidence has consistently shown that hospital consolidations are associated with higher prices, but preventing anti-competitive mergers has proven difficult.

  • For decades steady increases in lifestyle-related illnesses have affected our quality of life and our bottom line. With more than half of Americans now facing at least one chronic disease, the status quo is no longer acceptable. 

  • Health care is a uniquely challenging consumer experience: it can be complex and expensive but also vital and deeply personal. It’s no wonder that consumers are looking to technology to help simplify their health care choices—and businesses are increasingly meeting them with solutions.

  • Patient-centered care has at its base a very powerful concept: health care decisions should be driven by the preferences, needs and values of the patient. In this essay, Michael Millenson identifies three distinct ways of thinking about patient-centered care—ethically, economically and clinically.

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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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