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RCT of Durham Connects, a postnatal nurse home visiting program in Durham County, North Carolina

This project was a large RCT of Durham Connects, a postnatal nurse home visiting program designed to improve child and mother health and well-being.

Grant recipient: Duke University

Term: 2014 –2016

Principal Investigator: W. Benjamin Goodman, Ph. D., Duke Center for Child and Family Policy
Kenneth Dodge, Ph. D., Duke Center for Child and Family Policy

Funding: $95,809 from the Annie E. Casey Foundation ($87,000 from other funding sources)

Summary: This project was a large RCT of Durham Connects, a postnatal nurse home visiting program designed to improve child and mother health and well-being. This study, which is now completed, sought to replicate the positive findings from a prior RCT of Durham Connects. The study used hospital administrative records to measure program impacts on families’ emergency department use and related healthcare costs through child age 24-months, for a sample of 937 families in Durham County, North Carolina.

The study’s pre-specified analysis plan is linked here.

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