TURNING RESEARCH FINDINGS INTO POLICY AND PRACTICE
Home visiting programs can contribute to the improvement of family dynamics and child health and development. To ensure that these programs reach their full potential, we need a coordinated, focused and theory based research infrastructure to inform policy and practice.
Through the Home Visiting Applied Research Collaborative, we aim to strengthen the role of home visiting as part of a comprehensive system of services for expectant families and families with young children.
WHO WE ARE
The Home Visiting Applied Research Collaborative (HARC) is a national network under the direction of Anne Duggan, Sc.D., a Professor of Pediatrics at Johns Hopkins. It was established through a three-year grant from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA). Funding for the grant is provided by the Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting program (MIECHV) under the Affordable Care Act.
MEET THE TEAM
Dr. Duggan is currently Professor of Population, Family, and Reproductive Health, Health Policy and Management, and Mental Health at Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health. For 26 years, she has been a researcher and research educator focused on services for families with young children.
For more information, please contact:
Kay O'Neill, MSPH
Senior Research Program Coordinator
Department of Population, Family, and Reproductive Health
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg
School of Public Health
615 N. Wolfe St. Room E4150
Baltimore, MD 21205