An evaluative study was deemed necessary following many requests to reproduce the Maison Bleue project in other locations, to offer adapted services for underserved populations that existing resources struggled to reach. La Maison Bleue therefore called on Nathalie Dubois, a researcher École nationale d’administration publique, and to the Direction de la santé publique of the Agence de la santé et des services sociaux de Montréal, in order to put together a team of researchers and go ahead with the study, made possible by the financial support of Avenir d’enfants.
La Maison Bleue is proud of the publication in April 2015, after 3 years of research, of the report entitled ‘’ Évaluation de la mise en œuvre, des effets et de la valeur économique de La Maison Bleue ‘’ (Dubois N. et al. 2015). In collaboration with partners of the health, academic, community and institutional fileds, this research helps address the issues associated with the establishment of a Maison Bleue and its essential features, both from an organizational and clinical perspective. This document was distributed to various partners and used to demonstrate the value of the Maison Bleue model. The following is a summary of the guidelines that emerged from this research.
• The ”Maison Bleue” model is effective and efficient at helping vulnerable families welcome their baby and support its development.
• Its intervention model is innovative and replicable, provided the essential criteria for integrity and its link to the public health system are respected.
We are pleased to present you with the summary (English) of this report :