Journal article

Designing, testing, and implementing a sustainable nurse home visiting program: right@home

Sharon Goldfeld, Anna Price, Lynn Kemp

Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences | WILEY | Published : 2018


Nurse home visiting (NHV) offers a potential platform to both address the factors that limit access to services for families experiencing adversity and provide effective interventions. Currently, the ability to examine program implementation is hampered by a lack of detailed description of actual, rather than expected, program development and delivery in published studies. Home visiting implementation remains a black box in relation to quality and sustainability. However, previous literature would suggest that efforts to both report and improve program implementation are vital for NHV to have population impact and policy sustainability. In this paper, we provide a case study of the design, t..

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Awarded by National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC)

Awarded by NHMRC

Funding Acknowledgements

This paper was invited to be published individually and as one of several others as a special issue of Ann. N.Y. Acad. Sci. (1419: 1-271, 2018). The special issue was developed and coordinated by Aisha K. Yousafzai, Frances Aboud, Milagros Nores, and Pia Britto with the aim of presenting current evidence and evaluations on implementation processes, and to identify gaps and future research directions to advance effectiveness and scale-up of interventions that promote young children's development. A workshop was held on December 4 and 5, 2017 at and sponsored by the New York Academy of Sciences to discuss and develop the content of this paper and the others of the special issue. Funding for open access of the special issue is gratefully acknowledged from UNICEF and the New Venture Fund.This work is supported by the state governments of Victoria and Tasmania, the Ian Potter Foundation, Sabemo Trust, Sidney Myer Fund, the Vincent Fairfax Family Foundation, and the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC, 1079418). The MCRI administered the research grant for the study and provided infrastructural support to its staff but played no role in the conduct or analysis of the trial. Research at the MCRI is supported by the Victorian Government's Operational Infrastructure Support Program. S.G. was supported by an NHMRC Career Development Award (1082922). The funding bodies had no role in relation to the design and conduct of the study; collection, management, analysis, and interpretation of the data; preparation, review, or approval of the manuscript; and decision to submit the manuscript for publication.