Percentage of infants/toddlers who could benefit from evidence-based home visiting services and are receiving those services

Percentage of infants/toddlers who could benefit from evidence-based home visiting services and are receiving those services

Home visiting is a two-generation approach to serving the varied needs of families with an infant or toddler. Trained home visitors teach parents about milestones of early development and other appropriate expectations for very young children, and help parents promote good health and keep their homes safe for babies and toddlers, use effective parenting practices, and access additional resources within their communities. A number of home visiting programs have been shown to be effective at improving one or more aspects of family well-being. Yet, in most communities, the need for home visiting services far outpaces current capacity.
The denominator is the number of children ages 0-2 who could benefit from home visiting according to the source document, which is calculated as the total number of children ages 0-2 based on the American Community Survey. The numerator is calculated by multiplying the total number of children who received home visiting by the percentage of children who receive home visiting who are ages 0-2. The national total was calculated from the data provided in the National Home Visiting Resource Center National Profile, which included children served in the tribal and US territory communities. All of the other state data were pulled from each individual state profile, also located on the National Home Visiting Resource Center website. The information in the NHVRC state profiles do not include families served through tribal home visiting. The state profiles only include families that are served through local implementing agencies funded through the State MIECHV programs. Data reflect 2020 values.

Sama-Miller, E., Akers, L., Mraz-Esposito, A., Zukiewicz, M., Avellar, S., Paulsell, D., & Del Grosso, P. (2018). Home visiting evidence of effectiveness review: Executive summary. Office of Planning, Research, and Evaluation, Administration for Children and Families, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. https://www.acf.hhs.gov/sites/default/files/documents/opre/HomVEE_Executive%20Summary%20October%202018_0.pdf
National Home Visiting Resource Center. (2017). 2017 Home visiting yearbook. https://www.nhvrc.org/wp-content/uploads/NHVRC_Yearbook_2017_Final.pdf

Source:
National Home Visiting Resource Center. (2021). 2021 Home Visiting Yearbook – State profile information. James Bell Associates and the Urban Institute. https://nhvrc.org/yearbook/2021-yearbook/

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This indicator does not factor into the category's GROW ranking.