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Brief: Home Visits to Reduce Screen Time in Boston, MA

Updated February 22, 2023 | A version of this brief was published in May 2022. This brief was updated in February 2023 to reflect revised projections for Boston’s population. 

Mom and daughter meeting with counselor at home, while daughter is looking at a handheld screen

Through the CHOICES Learning Collaborative Partnership, partners at the Boston Public Health Commission worked with the CHOICES Project Team to model the potential implementation of a strategy to reduce the amount of screen time viewed at home by young children in Boston, MA. This strategy could reach 3,660 children over 10 years, would result in 1.8 fewer hours of screen time per child per day, and would save $51,000 in health care costs over 10 years.

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