When four Texas counties signed on to Family Connects International in September, they became the latest locations of a growing Duke-based program that offers a fresh approach to newborn health. The program, which provides free nurse home visits to newborns and their parents, will be profiled Jan. 2 at 7 a.m. on CBS This Morning.
Family Connects, a program of the Duke Center for Child and Family Policy, is the brainchild of Duke’s Kenneth Dodge. The program now operates in 16 locations and is in planning stages at 14 more sites, and builds on the model established by Durham Connects.
Dodge, a psychologist with the Sanford School of Public Policy, has spent his career studying how to improve children’s lives, including violence prevention. Seventeen years ago, The Duke Endowment challenged Dodge…
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