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​Raising St. Louis
 
Funder: BJC Healthcare
Staff Contact: Nikole Lobb Dougherty
Project Duration: 2014-present
 
Raising St. Louis is a BJC Healthcare initiative that aims to utilize two well-established early childhood programs—Nurses for Newborns and Parents as Teachers—to improve the health, developmental, and school outcomes of St. Louis children pre-natal to 8 years old. The initiative plans to offer services to expectant and new parents through home visits, as well as provide childcare items, perform child health exams, and invite parents to meet and share experiences with other parents. The initiative is currently open to applicants in a four-zip code area of St. Louis City.

Raising St. Louis launched the pilot phase of this initiative in fall 2013 to test the effectiveness of this model and its feasibility for scaling up to other geographic areas of St. Louis. CPHSS is working closely with program staff to develop a comprehensive evaluation plan and identify data collection systems and analysis approaches that will be used to answer a prioritized set of evaluation questions.


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