Family Start Impact Evaluation

Researchers completed the first ever impact evaluation of Family Start,  a New Zealand home visiting programme for vulnerable families.  This quasi experimental study estimated that the Family Start  programme: reduced post neonatal sudden unexpected infant death (SUDI), increased the use of health services; increased engagement with early childhood education, increased use of mental health services by mothers; and increased the likelihood of immunisation.


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Location: New Zealand

Partner/s: Ministry of Social Development (NZ)

Timeframe: 2016