Journal article

Quality of delivery of"right@home": Implementation evaluation of an Australian sustained nurse home visiting intervention to improve parenting and the home learning environment

Lynn Kemp, Tracey Bruce, Emma L Elcombe, Teresa Anderson, Graham Vimpani, Anna Price, Charlene Smith, Sharon Goldfeld



BACKGROUND: Home visiting programs are implemented in high income countries to improve outcomes for families with young children. Significant resources are invested in such programs and high quality evaluations are important. In the context of research trials, implementation quality is often poorly reported and, when reported, is variable. This paper presents the quality of implementation of the right@home program, a sustained nurse home visiting intervention trialled in Australia, and delivered in a 'real world' context through usual child and family health services. right@home is structured around the core Maternal Early Childhood Sustained Home-visiting (MECSH) program, which is a salutog..

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Awarded by National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC)

Funding Acknowledgements

This work is supported by the Victorian Department of Education and Training, the Tasmanian Department of Health and Human Services, 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 funders had no role in study design, data collection and analysis, decision to publish, or preparation of the manuscript.