Comprehensive Health Care with Home Visits for New Families: Home Visitation Integration with the Family Centered Medical Home at Carolina Health Centers

Publication Summary:

It is well documented that early life experiences have profound effects on the brain and body that can last throughout the lifetime of a child. In addition to impacting physical health, these early childhood experiences also determine emotional and cognitive development. Early experiences, environmental influences, and genetics affect young children’s brains as they develop, which impacts long-term health and lifetime trajectories. We also know that healthy child development is the foundation for community economic development. Investing in the social, emotional, cognitive and healthy development of children from birth to age five is where the greatest impact can be made towards improving the well-being of our children and communities.

Author(s): Katy Sides, M.P.A. Sally Baggett
Publication Date: June 2014
Publication Type: Policy Brief
Publication Topic: Health & Health Care
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