Funding Home Visits For Children

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We are thrilled to see the state legislature put an additional $1.4 million toward evidence-based home visit programs. These programs lead to a number of benefits, including “infant and maternal health, education attainment and readiness, reduction of child abuse, and positive, supportive parenting practices.” This Op-Ed in the Jackson Sun as well as a multitude of other efforts led to the inclusion of this funding in the state budget.