"Together for a safe start" - An expanded home visit program in vulnerable areas
Low socio-economic status has a proven link to mental and physical illness and to an increased use of health care. To prevent the long-term risks of diseases into adulthood due to inequalities in health and toxic stress during childhood, there is an increased focus on early interventions.
"Together for a safe start" is a pilot project for child health care to strengthen the conditions for good and equal child health. The pilot will develop an evidence-based method for child health care, to especially promote good mental health in children.
The pilot project will be carried out through six home visits according to the so-called “Rinkeby model” and two complementary visits at the health care center; one at the end of the pregnancy and one when the child have reached the age of 2.
A team from CHAP evaluates the pilot project. Involved in the project are Anna Sarkadi, Georgina Warner, Natalie Durbeej, Raziye Salari, Inna Feldman, Gunilla Lönnberg, Kerstin Edvardsson and Nina Johansson.