Antelope Valley Hospital Healthy Homes Evaluation

Brief Description
Antelope Valley Hospital Healthy Homes has been funded by the California Endowment to conduct a three year Healthy Pregnancy, Birth, and Interconception Care Interval Project (HPBIP). This project will enroll 100 women each year (70 via home visits and 30 via classroom education) to improve their pregnancy related health knowledge and their birth and interconception care outcomes. Healthy Homes hired NHF as an outside evaluator to conduct their HPBIP outcome evaluation. To do this, NHF has developed data collection and analysis protocols, timelines and instruments. The outcomes which NHF will evaluate include: a) increasing knowledge about health during pregnancy among 75% of participants, b) decreasing in 55% of participants, risky behavior(s) including tobacco, alcohol, and/or other substance abuse, poor nutrition, and/or lack of self care, c) no infant deaths before 28 days, d) 90% of babies born will be born full term, and e) 93% of babies born will be at healthy birth weights.