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Access to Home Visiting Can Save Families Affected by Opioid Crisis

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Fae Rabin
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First Five Year Fund
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Bringing an end to the opioid crisis will require a coordinated, comprehensive effort that is inclusive of home visiting, a highly effective, evidence-based early childhood intervention providing personal support for families from pregnancy through their children’s first years of life. Opioid addiction has had a swift and deadly impact on communities, whether they be rural or urban, economically disadvantaged or affluent. During the Ounce of Prevention’s Seventh Annual Home Visiting Summit, attendees gathered for a final session dedicated to discussing the national opioid crisis, and the positive effects home visiting is proven to have on at risk families.