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Building a business case for preventive home visiting for pregnant women and mothers of young children: A review of the literature

Home visiting programs across Canada seek to improve the immediate and long-term health outcomes of mothers and their young children. The purpose of this rapid review was to bring together the best available evidence on early child home visiting, with the goal of designing effective home visiting interventions.

The authors searched the Abstracts of Reviews of Effect (DARE) database and found 22 reviews that met the inclusion criteria, and two reviews that supported the business case for home visiting.

Use this resource to

  • Increase your understanding of the value of preventive home visiting programs
  • Identify knowledge gaps related to preventative home visiting
  • Create a business case for a preventative home visiting programs

National Collaborating Centre for Determinants of Health. (2010). Building a business case for preventive home visiting for pregnant women and mothers of young children: A review of the literature. Antigonish, NS: National Collaborating Centre for Determinants of Health, St. Francis Xavier University.

Tags: Early childhood development, Evaluation, Modify & orient, National Collaborating Centre for Determinants of Health, Report/document

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