Briefly—Policy Brief: Promoting Healthy Pregnancies and Families Through Home Visiting Programs

Briefly—Policy Brief: Promoting Healthy Pregnancies and Families Through Home Visiting Programs

The Affordable Care Act provides $1.5 billion over five years for evidence-based home visitation services to improve outcomes for children and families who reside in at-risk communities. Expanded investments in home visiting offer an important opportunity to ensure that families at the highest risk receive education, services, and support to discuss their goals for family size and spacing, and to plan accordingly. This policy brief discusses several home visiting programs that currently address these issues and identifies opportunities to incorporate family spacing as the federal government and states implement the new home visiting funding.

Publication date: July 2010

Suggested Citation(s): The National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy. (2010). Briefly—Policy Brief: Promoting Healthy Pregnancies and Families Through Home Visiting Programs. Washington, DC: Author.