Early Intervention and Support for At-Risk Families

Innovations Exchange Newsletter

The latest issue of AHRQ's Health Care Innovations Exchange (http://www.innovations.ahrq.gov) features three profiles about programs that provide personalized support and education for low-income or at-risk families of newborns.

One featured profile, describes a North Carolina program that offers families with newborns in Durham County an in-home comprehensive assessment of risk factors and provides education and support tailored to the families' risks and needs.

The program has enhanced the county's ability to identify at-risk families; improved connections to community resources, and the safety and quality of the home environment; and significantly reduced infant medical emergencies. In its first year, the program generated an estimated $3 in cost savings for every $1 invested. The Health Care Innovations Exchange includes additional profiles and tools  related to support for at-risk families.

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Current as of April 2014
Internet Citation: Early Intervention and Support for At-Risk Families: Innovations Exchange Newsletter. April 2014. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/news/hcie.html