Become a First Born® Program

Discover a new approach to serving your community

First Born creates positive and meaningful family and community change.

In 2010, the RAND Corporation conducted a multi-year, randomized control trial research project evaluating the effectiveness of the First Born Program. The results of that evaluation showed significant health improvements for all participating families, regardless of background, socioeconomic status or education.


Having a First Born Program in your community increases family resilience and decreases poor health outcomes for babies and new parents.  

Key points:

Offer initial training and ongoing program support both in person and virtually to make it accessible to all programs,

Support provided for families through in person and virtual home visits,

Information that new parents can trust,

Bilingual curriculum,

Collaboration with and connection to community resources,

Initial screenings for maternal depression, partner violence and infant and toddler development

Explore the 6 Steps to
Becoming a First Born Program