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Table 1 Positive outcomes of child health partnerships

From: Child Health Partnerships: a review of program characteristics, outcomes and their relationship

Positive outcomes (Improvements) Proportion of programs Indicated Programs
Forming partnerships
Successful partnership formation among different stakeholders at local level 5/5 Sure Start, Toronto First Duty, Families First, Stronger Families and Communities and Best Start
Effective service cooperation and coordination in partnerships 4/5 Sure Start, Toronto First Duty, Families First, Stronger Families and Communities and Best Start
Wider community involvement 2/5 Sure Start, Early Head Start, Toronto First Duty, Families First and Best Start
Importance of both home and centre-based service provision 2/2 Sure Start and Early Head Start
Improved access to child health services for children and families 4/5 Sure Start, Early Head Start, Toronto First Duty, Families First and Best Start
Better service utilization by parents and families 4/5 Sure Start, Early Head Start, Toronto First Duty, Families First and Best Start
Sustainability of services 1/5 Sure Start, Early Head Start, Toronto First Duty, Families First and Best Start
Cost-effectiveness of integrated child health service delivery 3/4 Sure Start, Early Head Start, Toronto First Duty and Stronger Families and Communities
Improvements in child health and parenting
Positive early childhood development in major domains: cognitive, social, emotional, language, literacy, nutrition and eating habits 3/5 Sure Start (Children Centres), Early Head Start, Toronto First Duty, Stronger Families and Communities and Best Start
Improved parenting outcomes 5/6 Sure Start (Children Centres), Sure Start (SSLP), Early Head Start, Toronto First Duty, Stronger Families and Communities and Best Start
Improved immunization uptake 2/2 Sure Start (Children Centres) and Best Start