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Joining HANDS for a Comprehensive System of Care

Joining HANDS for a Comprehensive System of Care
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This Pew brief highlights how Kentucky’s HANDS home visiting program has embraced an innovative funding strategy to help high-risk families.

Kentucky’s HANDS home visiting program has embraced an innovative funding strategy, using Medicaid dollars to support an integrated set of health and mental health services for eligible families. This promising approach enables the program to reach many more families than it could with only state dollars and to create linkages between a wide array of state agencies and services.

This new brief, Joining HANDS for a Comprehensive System of Care—the first in our new series on promising state home visiting practices—takes an in-depth look at the Kentucky approach. It also identifies opportunities to leverage this strategy to meet requirements for the federal MIECHV program and offers recommendations for other states interested in implementing a similar approach.

Report Assets

Date:
April 19, 2012
Contacts:
Jennifer Stapleton | 202.540.6466
Project:
Home Visiting Campaign
Issues:
Home Visiting
State:
Kentucky

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