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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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