Widespread Support for Nurse Home-Visitation Program

President Obama has proposed a nurse home-visitation program for low-income women who are either pregnant or have recently given birth which aims to provide a cost-effective way to improve the health and well-being of first-time parents and their children. The initiative is receiving widespread bipartisan support, which makes its proponents optimistic that the home-visitation program will be implemented.

The program was inspired by the Colorado-based Nurse-Family Partnership, which has led to improved pre-natal health, fewer subsequent pregnancies, and a decrease in childhood injuries. The home-visitation program is expected to cost $8.6 billion over 10 years and provide low-income women with a healthy and effective way to take care of themselves and their babies.

Via the National Partnership for Women and Families

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