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Message ID: 9472
Date: 2013-11-15

Author:Brodowski, Melissa (ACF)

Subject:FYI: Pediatrics Publishes Supplement on the Home Visiting Program

FYI—Many thanks to colleagues at HRSA and ACF for sharing. My apologies for the duplicate posting for some of you. From: MIECHV TACC Sent: Thursday, November 14, 2013 11:02 AM To: MIECHV Community Subject: FYI: Pediatrics Publishes Supplement on the Home Visiting Program FYI – information on a great publication: New Journal Supplement Highlights Emerging Science in Home Visiting, Calls for Close Coordination of Home Visiting and Family-Centered Medical Homes ________________________________ Dear MIECHV Grantees and Stakeholders: I am pleased to bring to your attention the publication of a special supplement in the November issue of the journal, Pediatrics, entitled “New Developments in Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting” sponsored by the Health Resources and Services Administration and the Administration for Children and Families, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. According to some of the studies in the supplement, evidence-based home visiting programs can increase access to health care services, reduce hospitalization and emergency care visits, reduce adverse birth outcomes, and address health disparities. The articles also demonstrate the need for an integrated approach for addressing early childhood health and development through a close collaboration between Pediatricians, Home Visitors, and other public health and child development experts. Authored by leading experts in the field of pediatrics, public health, and early childhood development, the papers called for close coordination of Home Visiting programs within the family-centered medical homes in order to optimize communication, collaboration, and child health outcomes. The scientific experts are showing the clear benefits of home visiting in addressing the key child health and development outcomes that face our nation’ children; we must all work together and focus on coordinating with home visiting programs within our local communities. The first years of life have been shown to be foundational for life long health, education success and social well-being. These papers show us the importance of home visiting as a public health strategy to strengthen vulnerable young families and their communities to promote and assure the health, development, and well-being of children and families. Key findings from the some of the articles published in the supplement include: * A short-term, inexpensive, universal postnatal nurse home visiting program led to about 50% reduction in total emergency medical care use, emergency department visits, and hospital overnight stays across the first 12 months of life; The program’s modest cost of $700 per family was more than offset by savings in hospital medical costs before the infant’s first birthday thus making the program a worthy economic investment; * Higher number of home visiting intervention is associated with reduced likelihood of adverse pregnancy outcomes (preterm birth and small for gestational age) among at-risk first time mothers enrolled prenatally in a home visiting program; * An enhanced home visiting model can introduce children and their families to dental prevention, improve dental health literacy, establish a dental home, and provide application of fluoride varnish; * Mothers who participated in a home visiting program were 10 times more likely to keep pediatric appointments for their children compared with those not in home visiting programs. I invite you to review the articles and see for yourself how science is driving the work that we are doing for our children and families across communities in our country. Link to read all articles: http://pediatrics.aappublications.org/content/132/Supplement_2.toc David W. Willis, MD, FAAP Director, Division of Home Visiting and Early Childhood Systems Maternal and Child Health Bureau Health Resources and Services Administration

FYI—Many thanks to colleagues at HRSA and ACF for sharing. My apologies for the duplicate posting for some of you. From: MIECHV TACC Sent: Thursday, November 14, 2013 11:02 AM To: MIECHV Community Subject: FYI: Pediatrics Publishes Supplement on the Home Visiting Program FYI – information on a great publication: New Journal Supplement Highlights Emerging Science in Home Visiting, Calls for Close Coordination of Home Visiting and Family-Centered Medical Homes ________________________________ Dear MIECHV Grantees and Stakeholders: I am pleased to bring to your attention the publication of a special supplement in the November issue of the journal, Pediatrics, entitled “New Developments in Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting” sponsored by the Health Resources and Services Administration and the Administration for Children and Families, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. According to some of the studies in the supplement, evidence-based home visiting programs can increase access to health care services, reduce hospitalization and emergency care visits, reduce adverse birth outcomes, and address health disparities. The articles also demonstrate the need for an integrated approach for addressing early childhood health and development through a close collaboration between Pediatricians, Home Visitors, and other public health and child development experts. Authored by leading experts in the field of pediatrics, public health, and early childhood development, the papers called for close coordination of Home Visiting programs within the family-centered medical homes in order to optimize communication, collaboration, and child health outcomes. The scientific experts are showing the clear benefits of home visiting in addressing the key child health and development outcomes that face our nation’ children; we must all work together and focus on coordinating with home visiting programs within our local communities. The first years of life have been shown to be foundational for life long health, education success and social well-being. These papers show us the importance of home visiting as a public health strategy to strengthen vulnerable young families and their communities to promote and assure the health, development, and well-being of children and families. Key findings from the some of the articles published in the supplement include: * A short-term, inexpensive, universal postnatal nurse home visiting program led to about 50% reduction in total emergency medical care use, emergency department visits, and hospital overnight stays across the first 12 months of life; The program’s modest cost of $700 per family was more than offset by savings in hospital medical costs before the infant’s first birthday thus making the program a worthy economic investment; * Higher number of home visiting intervention is associated with reduced likelihood of adverse pregnancy outcomes (preterm birth and small for gestational age) among at-risk first time mothers enrolled prenatally in a home visiting program; * An enhanced home visiting model can introduce children and their families to dental prevention, improve dental health literacy, establish a dental home, and provide application of fluoride varnish; * Mothers who participated in a home visiting program were 10 times more likely to keep pediatric appointments for their children compared with those not in home visiting programs. I invite you to review the articles and see for yourself how science is driving the work that we are doing for our children and families across communities in our country. Link to read all articles: http://pediatrics.aappublications.org/content/132/Supplement_2.toc David W. Willis, MD, FAAP Director, Division of Home Visiting and Early Childhood Systems Maternal and Child Health Bureau Health Resources and Services Administration