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‘Why health Visiting’ report

14th February 2013

Why Health Visiting? A review of the literature about key health visitor interventions, processes and outcomes for children and families

by Sarah Cowley, Karen Whittaker, Astrida Grigulis, Mary Malone, Sara Donetto, Heather Wood, Elizabeth Morrow and Jill Maben

This research is the first review of health visiting for 15 years, and the first to take account of a wide range of sources of evidence.  It should be very influential in local service redesign and commissioning decisions: .

Every health visitor should make themselves aware of its findings and ensure it influences their practice.

The press release and links to the report can be found on

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