Research Report A Good Start for Best Start in Metro LA: Focus Group Insights from Parents, Home Visitors, and Community Stakeholders
Ian Hill, Fiona Adams
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Best Start LA is 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. Focus groups with parents, home visitors, and community members -reveal that the investment is off to a good start. Mothers receiving "Welcome Baby!" home visiting were very satisfied with the education and support the service provides. Home visitors described the close bonds they form with their clients, but also feel that the program's model doesn't always meet families' extensive needs. Stakeholders involved in community mobilization efforts were excited about their early progress and shared vision for parents as the leaders.
Research Areas Health and health care Children and youth
Tags Health care delivery and payment Child care Children's health and development Economic well-being Community-based care Maternal, child, and reproductive health Public health
Policy Centers Health Policy Center