Research Report Implementing Best Start LA in Metro LA - Slow but Steady Progress for the Place-Based Community Initiative
Ian Hill, Sarah Benatar, Fiona Adams, Heather Sandstrom
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A case study of the initial implementation of Best Start LA-a place-based community investment in Los Angeles County designed to improve the well-being, development, and care experienced by children ages five and under-finds mostly positive results, thus far.At the family level, home visiting for pregnant and parenting mothers is off to a strong start, rendering services to nearly 750 families by the end of 2010.Community-level efforts to mobilize community members and develop family-support strategies have been slower to develop.Systems-level investments to develop family-friendly policies and services across the county are proceeding on schedule.
Research Areas Health and health care Neighborhoods, cities, and metros Children and youth
Tags Health care delivery and payment Health equity Child care Children's health and development Community-based care Maternal, child, and reproductive health Kids in context
Policy Centers Health Policy Center