Domestic Public Policy

Virtual Mentorship to Support Maternal and Infant Health and Wellbeing: Assessing the Impact and Efficacy of NurturePA

Grant Year: 2016


Lindsay Page and Christina Weiland will examine whether providing parents of newborn children with a mentor can improve the health and development of young children. They will implement an experimental evaluation of NurturePA, a program that pairs parents of newborns with volunteer mentors who are trained to provide them with advice via text messaging on the care and nurturing of their children. The project’s findings will appear in a report and a series of papers.

University of Pittsburgh Domestic Public Policy

$250,000