This research report « Évaluation de la mise en oeuvre, des effets et de la valeur économique de La Maison Bleue » was published in April 2015 and we are proudly presenting you a summary version and the main outlines that emerged from this research:
- The "Maison Bleue" model is effective and efficient at helping vulnerable families welcome their babies and support their development.
- Its intervention model is innovative and replicable, provided the essential criteria for integrity and its link to the public health system are respected.
These are the conclusions of this evaluation that was requested by the Maison Bleue in 2011 in order to find answers to important questions regarding its permenance and its development : is the practice model relevant and efficient? What are its essential components? Is it possible to replicate this model? La Maison Bleue solicited Nathalie Dubois, researcher at l'École nationale d'administration publique and at the Direction de la santé publique de l'Agence de la santé et des services sociaux de Montréal to form a team and go forward with this evaluation, with the financial support of Avenir d'enfants.
After 3 years of work, the evaluation report titled « Évaluation de la mise en œuvre, des effets et de la valeur économique de La Maison Bleue » (Dubois N. et al. 2015) was published in the spring of 2015. In collaboration with partners of the health, academic, community and institutional fields, this research helps address the issues associated with the establishment of a Maison Bleue and its essential features, both from an organizational and clinical perpective.
We invite you to read its summary version, translated to English.
Empowered by these conclusions, La Maison Bleue is firmly engaged to deploy other Maison Bleue in Montreal, and in other regions in Quebec.