Nurses Home Visits Improve Care of Mothers and Babies

Written by LeAnn Thieman, CSP, January 19th, 2016

In 2010, the Affordable Care Act created the Maternal, Infant and Early Childhood Home Visiting program and provided $1.5 billion in funding for evidence-based home visits.

As a result, there are now 17 home visiting models approved by the Department of Health and Human Services.

nurse homecare for mothers and babiesThe Nurse-Family Partnership is one of the largest and best-studied programs. Decades of research into how families fare after participating in it have documented reductions in the use of social programs such as Medicaid and food stamps, reductions in child abuse and neglect, better pregnancy outcomes for mothers and better language development and academic performance by their children.

Our nation will need more nurses to provide this evidence-based service. To recruit and retain nurses by teaching them how to care for their minds, bodies and spirits, visit SelfCare for HealthCare. Bring this life-changing program to your employees…contact me today!

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