Cross-Sector Approach Expands Screening and Addresses Health-Related Social Needs in Primary Care (Nov. 2021)

This month a new DULCE paper was published in Pediatrics, the official journal of the American Academy of Pediatrics. Entitled Cross-Sector Approach Expands Screening and Addresses Health-Related Social Needs in Primary Care, the paper presents data collected at 5 DULCE sites that shows:

  • an increase in family engagement with well-child visits; and
  • reliable detection of, and responses to, health-related social needs disclosed by families. 

Read the paper lead-authored by MaryCatherine Arbour here, as well as a companion blog post published by the Center for the Study of Social Policy.

in Preventive Health Care for Families with Young Children (2020)

This brief, sixth in a series, reports on the multisite implementation of the preventive legal partnership component of Developmental Understanding and Legal Collaboration for Everyone (DULCE).

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The Project DULCE intervention led to improvements in preventive health care delivery and utilization and accelerated access to concrete supports among low-income families.

Project DULCE is a universal intervention emphasizing concrete supports and improving parent knowledge of child development and parenting. It is cost-effective, efficient, and suitable for widespread replication.

The Project DULCE intervention generated reduced emergency department utilization, enhanced adherence to preventive care, and greater access to concrete supports.

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