Technological Innovation

Integrating Mobile Technology to boost engagement and cost-effectiveness

Mobile technology and home visiting

We are devising a novel strategy to integrate technology into home visiting. Partnering with a social tech venture founded by one of our team members, we’re developing a specialized mobile platform to facilitate frequent and flexible communication with families, streamline documentation and support data-driven supervision and ongoing training for our visitors. These mobile applications will draw on both the rapid development of telemedicine solutions, and sophisticated real-time data collection and visualization tools. Importantly, our approach to technology integration has the potential to deepen the visitors’ engagement with families, to help close the technology gap for disadvantaged families -- and to boost the overall scalability and cost-effectiveness of early childhood interventions, for programs of all sizes.