Treating the Whole Child: Integration of Home Visiting and Pediatric Medical Homes

Early Childhood

10:30 am - 11:30 am

Event Type


Sponsored by Senator Patty Murray, Congressman Charles Boustany, and Congressman Danny Davis

Congressional Briefing:
Treating the Whole Child: Integration of Home Visiting and Pediatric Medical Homes

SVC 208 U.S. Capitol Visitor Center,
First Street, NE
Washington, DC
10:30 – 11:30 am

Breakfast will be served

Please join First Focus and the Institute for Child Success for a staff briefing, sponsored by Senator Patty Murray, Congressman Danny Davis, and Congressman Charles Boustany, to discuss how evidence-based home visiting is being integrated within pediatric medical homes to deliver better care to children and families, produce better health, educational and social outcomes, and save money.

The briefing will cover a recent case study examining a rural health center’s work in this area, as well as lessons learned from work in this area at an urban hospital setting.

A panel of experts will explore the challenges in creating these innovative systems of care as well as the benefits to children and our health delivery systems (Download bios):

  • Sally Baggett, Director of Parent and Family Support, Carolina Health Centers, Inc. (Download presentation)
  • Colleen Kraft, Medical Director, Health Network by Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center
  • Katy Sides, Director of Research and Grants, Institute for Child Success (Download presentation)

About First Focus

First Focus is a bipartisan advocacy organization dedicated to making children and families the priority in federal policy and budget decisions. First Focus leads a comprehensive advocacy strategy, with its hands-on experience with federal policymaking and a commitment to seeking policy solutions.

About the Institute for Child Success

The Institute for Child Success is a research and policy organization that leads public and private partnerships to align and improve resources for the success of young children. ICS supports those focused on early childhood development, healthcare, and education, all to coordinate, enhance, and improve those efforts for the maximum affect on the lives of young people.