Welcome Baby Home Visiting
Welcome Baby is a home visiting program implemented throughout Los Angeles County that provides education and support for pregnant women and mothers of newborns. The program was piloted in one downtown Los Angeles community for five years and expanded to 13 communities across the county in 2013.
The Urban Institute evaluated the Welcome Baby pilot and its expansion to an additional 14 hospitals over the course of six years. Publications associated with this effort include annual evaluation reports, a cost-effectiveness study, and a study on Medi-Cal enrollment and utilization.
List of Publications
- Welcome Baby Home Visiting: Findings from the 36-Month Child and Family Survey and 3-Year Longitudinal Results (Waiting for R&R to Post)
- Effects of Welcome Baby Home Visiting: Findings from the 24-Month Child and Family Survey (Waiting for R&R to Post)
- Effects of Welcome Baby Home Visiting on Maternal and Child Medi-Cal Enrollment and Utilization
- First 5 LA Welcome Baby Expansion: Early Implementation Experiences
- Best Start in Metro LA Pilot Community Evaluation: Estimating the Cost-Effectiveness of Welcome Baby Home Visiting
- Best Start LA Pilot Community Evaluation Case Study Report 4
- Best Start LA Pilot Community Evaluation: Effects of Welcome Baby! Home Visiting: Findings from the 12-Month Child and Family Survey
- Best Start in Metro LA: More Insights from Parents, Home Visitors, and Community Stakeholders about the Investment and Its Progress
- Implementing Best Start LA: Continued Commitment in the Midst of Persistent Challenges
- Implementing Best Start LA: Momentum Grows in Metro LA
- A Good Start for Best Start in Metro LA: Focus Group Insights from Parents, Home Visitors, and Community Stakeholders
- Implementing Best Start LA in Metro LA—Slow but Steady Progress for the Place-Based Community Initiative