Implementing Healthy Beginnings Meets HHS Criteria

Implementation last updated: 2015

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Estimated costs of implementation

Average cost per family

The average cost per family was $1,309 Australian dollars (AUD; all values in 2012 AUD) for eight visits over the two years of the program. The cost per family included staff salaries and training, child weight and length measurement materials, and vehicle depreciation and maintenance costs.

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Labor costs

The cost associated with employing the nurses was $794 AUD per family and included the time nurses spent on visits, travel, and administration.

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Purchase of model or operating license

The model was implemented as a demonstration project.

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Cost of materials and forms

The average cost of materials to weigh and measure children was $75 AUD per child.

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Cost of training and technical assistance

The cost associated with training each Healthy Beginnings nurse was $70 AUD.

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Infrastructure costs

No information is available about the costs of data systems or other technology requirements used to support implementation.

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Recruitment and retention costs

No information is available about the costs of recruiting and retaining families.

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Implementation notes

The information contained on this page was last updated in June 2015. Recommended Further Reading lists the sources for this information. In addition, Dr. Li Ming Wen at the Sydney Local Health District Health Promotion Service reviewed the information contained in this profile for accuracy on May 20, 2015. HomVEE reserves the right to edit the profile for clarity and consistency.

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