Analysis of Low Utilization Rates in System of Care of Ensuring Every Baby is a Healthy Baby
One of the Children’s Services Council of St. Lucie County’s priorities is ensuring every baby is a healthy baby. The Children’s Services Council has created a system of care through its network of funded programs for all newborns in the county. In reviewing the historical utilization data of this system of care, the Children’s Services Council has determined that not all hospitals are providing home nurse visits at the same rate.
Additionally, the Children’s Services Council has identified a drop off in utilization from the families receiving the newborn home visit to those that accept and receive the B.R.A.I.N. visit. Therefore, the Children’s Services Council is looking to conduct an analysis of this system of care to identify reasons for low utilization rates and the subsequent referrals to the B.R.A.I.N. program with recommendations on how to increase utilization of both programs.