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November 1, 2009 | Journal Article
Low birth-weight babies randomized to an intervention group were taller and had larger head circumference at eight years. The intervention consisted of home visits, attendance at an educational center, parent meetings and two meals a day and lasted until 36 months. Head size was associated generally with higher IQ and improved cognitive function.
January 1, 2009 | Journal Article
Children's Futures, a 10-year RWJF initiative, developed a comprehensive, citywide program in Trenton, N.J. focusing on the critical time period of prenatal care to age three to ensure health and school readiness. This article explores the initiative's first five years, the available results and lessons learned.
September 1, 2002 | Journal Article
This study focuses on the effectiveness of home visiting by specially trained paraprofessionals and nurses as separate means of improving maternal and child health
March 5, 2006 | News Release
Improvements in cognitive and behavioral development evident into adolescence.