In the next year and a half, we here at Healthcare triage are going to take some deep dives into issues of health policy, especially those that touch on social determinants of health and health equity. The episodes that do so will be a bit longer than usual. They’ll look a little different. They also come to you thanks to the support of the RWJF, which has generously supported their creation. We’re excited about this opportunity to really dig in, and we hope you will be, too.
Last week we started our deep dive into the RAND Corporation’s comprehensive report on early childhood programs. We talked about what constitutes such a program, how they’re defined, and how they’re targeted.
Great. But do they work? What are the outcomes they improve?
Resources used in the making of this episode:
- RAND’s Investing Early – Taking Stock of Outcomes and Economic Returns from Early Childhood Programs
- The Community Guide’s Community Preventive Services Task Force Findings
- Impacts of Early Childhood Education on Medium- and Long-Term Educational Outcomes