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First Focus Publishes ICS Case Study on Home Visiting

ICS is excited to share that First Focus has published a Home Visiting Case Study prepared by Katy Sides from ICS and Sally Baggett from Carolina Health Centers.  From the press release from First Focus:

Washington – A paper released today by the bipartisan children’s advocacy organization First Focus examines a successful effort that integrates pediatric primary health care with voluntary home visiting for newborns and their families. Coordinating Comprehensive Healthcare with Home Visits for New Families assesses a South Carolina effort with a 16-year track record of improved efficiency and better health outcomes for children. The paper was authored for First Focus by Katy Sides of the Institute for Child Success, with contributions from Sally Baggett, Director of Patient and Family Support at Carolina Health Centers, Inc., which pioneered the integrated home visiting and primary care approach.

“In healthcare, the three-trillion dollar question is how to deal with costs, so we stop spending more to get less,” said First Focus president Bruce Lesley. “Here’s one answer: for more than 16 years, putting home visiting and health care together has yielded more efficient care and better health for kids.”

First Focus is releasing the case study as part of its 2015 publication in the Big Ideas series – Pioneering Change: Innovative Ideas for Children and Families, which is now available here.

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