This program model does not meet the criteria established by the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) for an “evidence-based early childhood home visiting service delivery model” for the general population or for tribal populations.
The Resources, Education and Care in the Home (REACH) program is a multiagency service model designed to prevent and reduce post-neonatal morbidity and mortality in high-need communities. REACH targets infants born to low-income teenage mothers, mothers with limited or no access to prenatal care, infants and mothers discharged early from the hospital, and families with psychosocial problems. A hospital-based registered nurse case manager coordinates mothers’ contacts with participating REACH agencies, makes referrals to social service organizations, and provides counseling. Families typically receive home visits when children are two weeks; six to eight weeks; and 4, 8, and 12 months old, with additional visits as necessary. Home visitors provide parent education; infant, parent, and environmental assessments; and collect information on child health and development. For more information, please read the Program Model Overview.
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