Guest Blog, "South Carolina is Home to Innovative Investments that Help Children Start Strong and Benefit Society"
by Paul Dworkin, MD, Help Me Grow National Founder and Desmond Kelly, MD, SC Medical Director of Help Me Grow SC
Excerpt: Stunning new research highlights the impact of Help Me Grow South Carolina (HMG SC): every dollar invested in their services to connect families and children with resources delivers at least $3 in savings across a range of systems, including special education, child welfare, early intervention, health care, public assistance, health insurance, and criminal justice systems; we believe these are just the tip of the iceberg of how the model benefits families, systems, and taxpayers...
This new research conducted with Manatt Health confirms what we have long believed is the power of Help Me Grow: helping families by identifying and responding to their priorities and concerns, navigating existing resources, and strengthening families’ capacity to promote their children’s optimal health, development, and well-being. HMG SC is a powerful complement to the health services families already receive in clinical settings, as well as to the information they may receive from teachers, case workers, and other professionals working with their children.
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