Nurse Home Visits Improve Birth Outcomes, Other Health and Social Indicators for Low-Income, First-Time Mothers and Their Children
A series of home visits conducted by nurses to low-income, first-time mothers during pregnancy and throughout the child's first 2 years of life leads to improved outcomes and lower costs.
Physician “Prescriptions” Written During Medical Visit and “Filled” by Onsite Volunteers Connect Low-Income Families to Vital Community Resources
Physicians in inner-city care settings identify the resource needs of low-income families and write “prescriptions” that these families take to a help desk where college student volunteers connect them to needed resources. The program has successfully connected most clients to these resources, leading to high levels of satisfaction and improved health and well-being.