Evidence-Based Home Visiting Boosts Mobility from Poverty
Ascend’s Morgridge Innovator in Residence, Roxane White, has co-authored a new report with Heather Sandstrom as part of the U.S. Partnership on Mobility from Poverty. The report, “Scale Evidence-Based Home Visiting Programs to Reduce Poverty and Improve Health,” showcases the benefits evidence-based home visiting programs provide to families with low incomes. Early childhood home visiting, an evidence-based approach, provides parents with access to nurses, mental health providers, parent educators, and other trained clinicians during pregnancy and the first years of their child’s life. Home visiting stimulates brain development and executive function in children, empowers parents with knowledge and resources, and strengthens social capital by solidifying parent-child bonds. Read more.
Our publication, Scaling Up, Scaling Out is another wonderful resource, providing lessons on how to scale home-visiting programs and other whole-family supports.