Access to care: a home visitation program that links public health nurses, physicians, mothers, and babies

J Community Health Nurs. 1996;13(4):237-47. doi: 10.1207/s15327655jchn1304_3.


The purpose of the project here was to develop and test interventions designed to improve access to care and health outcomes for Medicaid-eligible infants during their first 6 months of life. The goal of the intervention was to overcome personal and structural barriers to care by combining the efforts of county health departments and private physicians' offices in 2 counties in North Carolina. The project combined home visits and an office intervention.

Publication types

  • Clinical Trial
  • Randomized Controlled Trial

MeSH terms

  • Feasibility Studies
  • Home Care Services / organization & administration*
  • Humans
  • Infant, Newborn
  • Interinstitutional Relations*
  • Medicaid
  • North Carolina
  • Office Visits*
  • Postnatal Care / organization & administration*
  • Program Development
  • Program Evaluation
  • Public Health Nursing / organization & administration*
  • United States