Paid family leave insurance in NC would improve family health and economic outcomes

New study examines policy options for North Carolina

New research from the Center for Child and Family Policy suggests statewide paid family and medical leave insurance in North Carolina would reduce infant mortality, nursing home costs and use of government assistance. In the study, Anna Gassman-Pines and Elizabeth Ananat, along with undergraduate and Master of Public Policy students, model the costs, benefits and feasibility of two policy options for instituting a paid family leave insurance program in NC.

North Carolina nurses' home visits with new parents are paying off

Family Connects model shown to improve health and well-being of new parents and their babies

CBS This Morning features Family Connects International as part of its ongoing series, What’s Working, which looks at innovations that are paying off. Family Connects nurse home visiting program, developed by Ken Dodge, has shown to reduce child abuse and lower healthcare costs and emergency visits.