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Triple P – Positive Parenting Program Demonstration Project


The Triple P - Positive Parenting Program (Triple P) is an evidence-based system of interventions that enhances parental knowledge, skills, and confidence to address the behavioral, emotional, and developmental problems of children. Triple P is increasingly viewed as a promising strategy to prevent child maltreatment.  A recent CDC-funded study in South Carolina indicated that Triple P may result in lower rates of substantiated child abuse cases, out-of-home child placements, and reductions in hospitalizations and emergency room visits for childhood injuries.

NACCHO and its partners will assist the CDC in developing and evaluating resources, guidelines, and tools to support the implementation of Triple P through two FQHC/LHD partnerships. The purpose of this demonstration project is to launch the Triple P system through partnerships between federally qualified health centers (FQHCs) and local health departments (LHDs).  As the nation’s largest network of primary care safety net providers, FQHCs serve the “hard-to-reach” populations of children and families at the highest risk for child maltreatment.  LHDs are responsible for coordinating the broader public health system’s efforts and can help FQHCs address critical elements of ensuring service delivery and expansion. Therefore, LHD/FQHC partnerships are a potentially ideal venue for launching the Triple P system at the community level.  The Triple P Demonstration Project will examine (1) whether the Triple P system can be implemented through FQHC-LHD partnerships; (2) how to best implement the Triple P system through FQHC/LHD partnerships; and (3) whether implementing the Triple P system through FQHC/LHD partnerships will reach underserved communities. 

This multi-year project is funded by a cooperative agreement with the CDC National Center for Injury Prevention and Control and a grant from the CDC Foundation, with support from Doris Duke Charitable Foundation.