Research Report Best Start in Metro LA: More Insights from Parents, Home Visitors, And Community Stakeholders about the Investment and its Progress
Fiona Adams, Ian Hill, Sarah Benatar
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Focus groups held with parents, home visitors, and community stakeholders revealed that Best Start LA, a place-based community investment in Los Angeles County designed to improve the well-being, development, and care experienced in children ages five and under, continued to receive strong support during its third year of implementation. Mothers receiving Welcome Baby! home visiting expressed great appreciation of the support the program provides. Home visitors described positive changes to the Welcome Baby! model that increased their ability to serve and retain mothers. Stakeholders similarly reported positive developments in community mobilization efforts, but continue to look for ways to become more efficient and effective.
Research Areas Health and health care Neighborhoods, cities, and metros Children and youth
Tags Health care delivery and payment Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program  Child care Children's health and development Health insurance Kids in context
Policy Centers Health Policy Center