Network faithful should take note of the recent issue of the Health Care Innovations Exchange from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ).
- The featured Innovations describe three programs that provided personalized support and education for low-income or at-risk families of newborns. The programs include one that performed in-home risk assessments; another that provided home visits to low-income, first-time mothers to improve pregnancy outcomes and children’s health; and a third that offered women and their families services appropriate for each stage of the childbearing cycle: pregnancy, postpartum, early childhood, and between pregnancies.
- The featured QualityTools include resources to help States identify families and children at risk; resources to help facilitate the care of premature infants and improve outcomes; and a risk calculator for policymakers to estimate how many young children in their State face selected risk factors associated with poor health, school, and developmental outcomes.
- To access more innovation profiles and tools related to support for at-risk families, click here.