Implementing Maternal Early Childhood Sustained Home-Visiting Program (MECSH) Meets HHS Criteria

Implementation last updated: 2020

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Distinguished Professor Lynn Kemp, Ph.D.
Centre for Translational Research and Social Innovation
School of Nursing and Midwifery
Western Sydney University
Ingham Institute
1 Campbell Street
Liverpool, NSW 2170

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Recommended further reading

The following references were sources for the implementation profile or were recommended by the model developer for further reading.

Family Partnership Training Australia. (2009). Introduction to the Family Partnership Training Program (FPTP). Retrieved May 1, 2012, from

Kemp, L. (2011, May). Sustained nurse home visiting research and intervention programs in New South Wales. Presented at the 2011 Australian Research Alliance for Children and Youth forum. Retrieved from

Kemp, L. (2016, May). Adaptation and fidelity: A recipe analogy for achieving both in population scale implementation. Prevention Science, 17(4):429–438.

Schmied, V., Homer, C., Kemp, L., Thomas, C., Fowler, C., and Kruske, S. (2008). The role and nature of universal health services for pregnant women, children and families in Australia. Collaboration for Research into Universal Health Services for Mothers and Children. Retrieved from

The Centre for Parent and Child Support. (n.d.). Family Partnership Model. Retrieved July 9, 2020, from

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