12/14/2012

Children receiving support through the Nurse-Family Partnership were no less likely to suffer injuries than those not included in the home visitation program, according to a study to be published in the Maternal and Child Health Journal. Emergency department visits due to childhood injuries from birth through age 2 were 12% higher among families served by the program than for similar families, researchers said. The findings underline the need for continuing evaluation to identify and address barriers to effectiveness, a researcher said.

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