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iHV provides keynote addresses to National Home Visiting conference in Washington DC

1st February 2019

Dr Cheryll Adams CBE, Executive Director, and Dr Karen Whittaker, Institute trustee, are invited keynote plenary speakers at this year’s National Home Visiting Conference in Washington DC this week. Their session takes place this afternoon (Fri 1 February) at 12:00 – 1:15 p.m. EST – Health Visiting in the United Kingdom: What Can We Learn?  – note that Washington DC is on EST (Eastern Standard Time) which is 5 hours behind the UK time.

Dr Adams said:

“With 700 delegates, this is a unique opportunity for us to not only share the best of UK health visiting, but also to learn from the many different home visiting programmes established to support vulnerable babies across the States. We so often utilise the often better funded research programmes from the USA to inform our own developments.

“This week provides an opportunity to discuss and debate critical factors leading to delivering effective outcomes for families especially those with the greatest need where the research is particularly well developed.”

More about the plenary session:

Health Visiting in the United Kingdom: What Can We Learn?
12:00pm – 1:15pm Eastern

One of the challenges facing home visiting in the United States today is how to best create a service system that reaches the most people while still being able to effectively address the needs of those most at-risk. This plenary will present an overview of the health visiting system in the United Kingdom, a universal model of home visiting for all families with young children. The presenters will examine what universalism looks like as a system, including the challenges of offering these services.

Featured Speakers

  • Dr. Cheryll Adams CBE, Founder & Executive Director, Institute of Health Visiting
  • Jon Korfmacher, Associate Professor, Erikson Institute
  • Dr. Karen Whittaker, Reader/Associate Professor Child & Family Health, University of Central Lancashire, England