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The MECSH program has led to improved maternal and child health and development outcomes for vulnerable families in south western Sydney. It is now being rolled out across Australia and is informing the development of health visiting policy and practice in England.

12 May 2011

MECSH child and family outcomes

Child and family outcomes from the Maternal Early Childhood Sustained Nurse Home-visiting (MECSH) trial have been published in Archives of Disease in Childhood.

Originally titled the Miller Early Childhood Sustained Home-visiting program, MECSH was a targeted program of intervention and research conducted in a socioeconomically disadvantaged area in south western Sydney. It was the first Australian randomised trial to determine the impact of a comprehensive sustained nurse home visiting program, embedded within a universal child health system, on young children and their families.

Read the abstract on the Archives of Disease and Childhood website HERE. More detail about the MECSH program is provided HERE: About MECSH.

 13 Apr 2011

Uniken on the MECSH Study

UNSW’s flagship magazine, Uniken, profiles the Maternal Early Childhood Sustained Home-visiting program. See pages 8-10 of the issue to read the story HERE.