From our friends at the White House Office of Public Engagement:
This week, the Administration is announcing important information on the awarding of $88 million in grants, provided under the Affordable Care Act, to support evidence-based home visiting programs focused on helping families. In-home visits by professionals can help children get a healthier start and new and expecting mothers and fathers gain the important skills every new parent should know. Research shows home visits can yield substantial improvements in school readiness, father involvement, and parent employment as well as reductions in child abuse, neglect, and dependence on public supports. Home visits can actually reap Medicaid savings through fewer preterm births and emergency room use.
Please join us for a conference call with senior Administration officials on Thursday, July 22 at 4:00pm ET to learn more and ask questions.
- WHAT: Conference call on home visits and consumer assistance grants in the Affordable Care Act
- WHEN: Thursday, July 22, 2010 at 4:00pm ET
- HOW: Call 1-877-941-6030 and ask for the “Home Visiting Call” (be sure to dial in 5-10 minutes early)
Please share this invitation with leaders in your communities and across the country.
Note: this call is for background information only, and not intended for press.
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