Implementing Healthy Beginnings Meets HHS Criteria

Implementation last updated: 2015

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Prerequisites for implementation

Type of implementing program

The Sydney and South Western Sydney Local Health District Health Promotion Service oversaw and supported program implementation. The Health Promotion Service develops, implements, and evaluates community-based programs designed to reduce health disparities.

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Staffing requirements

Nurses conducted the home visits.

No information is available on the type of supervisory staff required to implement the program.

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Staff education and experience

The home visitors were specially trained early childhood nurses.

No information is available on the minimum requirements for supervisors.

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Supervision requirements

The home visitors documented all aspects of their contact with the families and provided regular reports to the developer on questions and issues that arose.

One supervisor oversaw four home visitors.

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Staff ratio requirements

The nurses each carried a caseload of 50 families.

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Data systems/technology requirements

A Microsoft Access database system was used to support service delivery.

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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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