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Nurse Home Visits Improve Birth Outcomes, Other Health and Social Indicators for Low-Income, First-Time Mothers and Their Children


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With successful implementation in 426 counties, 34 states, and an operating run of over 15+ years this innovation is a powerful indicator of how nurses can promote lasting change within communities. Theses programs have shown to improve pregnancy outcomes and promote improvements in a numbers of maternal, child health and social markers; a conclusion is only strengthened by three separate randomized controlled trials. Better yet, research has shown long-term positive effect for participants and their children.
J.Cheng, Thursday, December 13, 2012 11:52 pm| 0; 0
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Original publication: September 01, 2008.
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Last updated: May 07, 2014.
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Date verified by innovator: April 21, 2014.
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