Bringing up Baltimore

One City’s Approach to Strengthening its Most Vulnerable Families

By The Pew Charitable Trusts

May 7, 2015

Summary

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.  

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