Lynn Kemp, Sarah Cowley, Fiona Byrne
Journal of Health Visiting, Vol. 5, Iss. 8, 16 Aug 2017, pp 392 - 397

The Maternal Early Childhood Sustained Home-visiting (MECSH)
programme is being implemented in Australia, South Korea,
the USA, the UK and the Channel Islands. In the UK, the
programme has been implemented at scale in Essex, Plymouth
and Lewisham and in regions of Somerset as part of a trial. The
purpose of this article is to provide an overview of the MECSH
programme and outline the evidence of the programme's
effectiveness, fit for the UK context, and research that is still in
progress; and explore how the programme achieves changes in
outcomes for families and children.

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