ERIC Number: ED460471
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
Comprehensive Evaluation of Hawaii's Healthy Start Program.
Duggan, Anne K.; Buchbinder, Sharon B.; Fuddy, Loretta; Sia, Calvin; Young, Elizabeth
This conference paper discusses the results of a study that investigated the characteristics and needs of mothers participating in Hawaii's Healthy Start Program (HSP). The HSP is a screening and outreach program with two components: (1) the early identification component, which consists of community-based screening to identify newborns at environmental risk for child abuse and neglect and (2) the Home Visiting component, which consists of in-home counseling by trained paraprofessionals. The evaluation focused on six geographically defined communities on Oahu that are served by HSP program sites and included a sample of 664 participants. Results indicated: (1) most mothers qualify for the state's health coverage program, which is targeted to low-income families; (2) half of the mothers received WIC while pregnant; (3) 18 percent reported problems with their current living situation; (4) 20 percent reported they will need help finding a job or work training; (5) 40 percent reported needing help arranging child care to return to work or school; and (6) 95 percent of the mothers were classified as being in poor mental health. (Contains 22 references.) (CR)
Descriptors: At Risk Persons, Child Abuse, Child Neglect, Early Intervention, Family Needs, Family Programs, Home Programs, Housing, Job Placement, Mental Health, Mothers, Needs Assessment, Neonates, Paraprofessional Personnel, Participant Characteristics
For full text: http://rtckids.fmhi.usf.edu/Proceed9th/9thprocindex.htm.
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Princeton, NJ.; Annie E. Casey Foundation, Baltimore, MD.; David and Lucile Packard Foundation, Los Altos, CA.; Health Resources and Services Administration (DHHS/PHS), Washington, DC. Maternal and Child Health Bureau.
Authoring Institution: Johns Hopkins Univ., Baltimore, MD.; Hawaii State Dept. of Health, Honolulu.; Hawaii Medical Association, Honolulu.
Identifiers - Location: Hawaii