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General overview

Stage of development: Implementation

Policy sector: Child and family welfare

Start date of service provision: Jan 2016

Capital raised (minimum): USD 8.50m

Service users: 1k+ individuals


The intervention focuses on improving health and early childhood development outcomes for high-risk African-American and Latina mothers and their babies through home-visitation, social support, referrals to resources, community programs and better coordination of care throughout pregnancy until the child's second birthday. More specifically, the intervention requires nurses to visit new mothers from early in their pregnancies until two years after their child's birth to provide prenatal care, breastfeeding support, parenting and life skills-building, and healthcare or emotional support. The intervention aims to reduce rates of infant mortality and low birth-weight.

Target population

Medicaid-eligible, high-risk pregnant women and their families.



  • United States

Service delivery locations

  • Grand Rapids, Kent County, Michigan, USA

Outcome metrics

  • Reduction in pre-term births. Reduction in number of pre-term births by 12% relative to control group.
  • Reduction in "rapid repeat" pregnancies. Reduction in number of new pregnancies occurring within 12-24 months of a recent birth by 7% relative to control group.
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