Every Child Succeeds (ECS) fills an important role in Greater Cincinnati, where only two other agencies provide home visits for families and these agencies serve a far smaller number of clients. The Ohio Home Visitation Program Help Me Grow, is now modeled after ECS which uses the basic National Healthy Families America and Nurse Family Partnership and enhances the fundamental program with evidence based improvements including but not limited to treatment of maternal depression, the provision of a literacy rich environment, the implementation of quality improvement strategies and guidance through success criteria. Further, NFP and HFA require partner agencies to find their own funding, whereas ECS contracts with and fully funds thirteen partner agencies in seven counties in Ohio and Kentucky. This is one reason ECS is able to maintain the highest of standards and still maintain a low financial cost per visit.
Every Child Succeeds is set apart and ensured long-term success by the following factors:
Recognized by the Pew Center on the States as a premier home visitation program for its effective, efficient operation, commitment to quality improvement, production of positive, documented outcomes for mothers and infants and strong return on community investment.
Operating an intensive quality improvement program based on vanguard work from the Institute for Health Care Quality and Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. ECS is demonstrating how quality improvement strategies can be used in a community setting. Receiving $200,000 grant from Ohio Department of Health to work with the Anderson enter to teach Quality Improvement Strategies to other Ohio home visiting sites.
Expanding the successful ECS community engagement program from Avondale to Lincoln Heights/Arlington Heights/Lockland and Corryville/Mt. Auburn.
Implementing social enterprise programs to make to make it possible for other home visitation sites to purchase tested products and services created by Every Child Succeeds.
Bringing federal dollars into the community as the recipient of two federal grants benefiting families enrolled: one to study the effect of maternal depression treatment on infants and young children and the other to test a variety of safety features in the home to prevent injuries and accidents.
Providing opportunities for faculty career development as exemplified by the receipt of a BIRCWH K12 award to Neera K. Goyal, M.D., MSHP (Divisions of General and Community Pediatrics and Neonatology).
Using a $200,000, two-year Social Innovation Fund grant to learn how best to link children with early learning programs and thereby create a continuum of service.
Testing and creating linkages among families, home visitors and physicians’ offices through our Medical Home initiative for effective exchange of information and better use of resources.
Preparing home visitation training modules that respond to the need for distance learning training for home visitors.
Implementing a program with the Cincinnati Children's Hospital Perinatal Institute to provide safe environments for newborns leaving Neonatal Intensive Care Unit.
Deploying the unique ECS literacy product, Bringing Literacy Home, for children ages 0-3, for all children in the appropriate age range.
Presenting the third National Summit on Quality in Home Visitation with the Pew Center on the States in February 2013 in Washington, DC. The faculty includes the leaders in the home visitation field and over 500 people attend from across the country.
Receiving nearly $100,000 in volunteer service hours and donated products for families.
Prenatal Doctor Visits
- 99% - mothers enrolled prenatally in ECS reported receiving at least 4 prenatal doctor visits
- 63% - mothers complete their postpartum visits
- 4.7/1000 live births – infant mortality rate for families enrolled in ECS program
Children and Mothers are Safe and Healthy
- 70% - immunizations up to date
- 97% - children with medical home
- 96% - children with a safe play environment
- 70% - mothers who initiated breast-feeding
- 16% - mothers who reduced or quit smoking
Children are Developing Normally
- 98% - gross motor skills
- 98% - fine motor skills
- 97% - language development
- 97% - social/emotional development
- 97% - problem solving
Children are Thriving in a Stimulating Environment for Learning and Development
- 99% - parents are responsive to their child’s learning and emotional needs
- 93% - parents’ interactions with child are positive and accepting
- 99% - parents organize child’s care, outings and home environment
- 98% - home has appropriate learning materials to stimulate development
- 97% - parents are actively involved in their child’s learning
- 99% - child’s daily life includes some variety of people and events