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Cohort 1 Feasibility Studies

  • State of Connecticut, exploring Triple P (Positive Parenting Program) expansion;
  • Sonoma County, California, exploring high-quality preschool; Sonoma County also explored an expansion of the Nurse-Family Partnership home-visiting program, but that baselines for preterm birth, emergency room visits and other PFS outcomes were already relatively low
  • City of Spartanburg, South Carolina, exploring a continuum of services for families and young children; and
  • State of Washington, exploring its Home Visiting Services Account, in partnership with Third Sector Capital Partners and Thrive Washington.

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