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Building Better Social ProgramsHow Evidence Is Transforming Public Policy$
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David Stoesz

Print publication date: 2020

Print ISBN-13: 9780190945572

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: February 2020

DOI: 10.1093/oso/9780190945572.001.0001

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Nurse-Family Partnership

Nurse-Family Partnership

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(p.107) Chapter 5 Nurse-Family Partnership
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Building Better Social Programs
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David Stoesz

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/oso/9780190945572.003.0006

David Olds developed nurse home visiting as an intervention for poor, first-time mothers. As demonstrated by three randomized trials in Elmira, Memphis, and Denver, the Nurse-Family Partnership became the basis for significant federal funding under the Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting Program. The transition from pilot program to federal legislation included tiered funding, by which programs demonstrated by Randomized Controlled Trials were prioritized over those with less empirical support.

Keywords:   Nurse-Family Partnership, home visiting, field experiments

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