Bringing up Baltimore

One City’s Approach to Strengthening its Most Vulnerable Families

Posted May 7, 2015
By The Pew Charitable Trusts
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Baltimore recently launched an innovative effort to fix its disconnected and disappointing system of home visiting services. The goal? Coordinate high-impact, evidence-based strategies aimed at helping the city’s most fragile families — and especially its youngest residents — lead healthier, successful lives.  

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Key Takeaway

120 infants died in Baltimore in 2008; it was a call to action—and a call for change

In 2009 and 2010, Baltimore kicked off an eight-step journey to transform its broken system of home-visiting programs. Five years, two evidence-based models and one streamlined service delivery system later, the city is well positioned to help even its most vulnerable families secure a healthier, brighter tomorrow.