News | January 31, 2018

JBA Team Releases State and National Home Visiting Data

The National Home Visiting Resource Center (NHVRC) today released its Data Supplement to the 2017 Home Visiting Yearbook, a comprehensive look at home visiting at the state and national levels. James Bell Associates developed the publication in partnership with the Urban Institute as part of ongoing efforts to provide comprehensive information about home visiting to support sound decisions in policy and practice.

The Data Supplement features 2016 data collected from evidence-based home visiting models, state agencies, and public data sources. It builds on the foundation laid by the NHVRC’s 2017 Home Visiting Yearbook, a first-of-its-kind document detailing who receives and who could benefit from home visiting services. The new publication features updated information and data from an expanded number of models.

Highlights include—

  • More than 300,000 families received evidence-based home visiting services in 2016 over the course of more than 3.8 million home visits.
  • About 18 million pregnant women and families (including more than 23 million children) could benefit from home visiting but were not being reached in 2016.
  • Evidence-based home visiting was implemented in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, 5 territories, 24 tribal communities, and 47 percent of U.S. counties in 2016.
  • From 2010 to 2017, the federal Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting Program (MIECHV) strengthened home visiting by supporting services, research, and local infrastructure. In 2016, MIECHV helped fund services for 83,841 families in states, territories, and tribal organizations—a portion of the total families served by home visiting that year. MIECHV expired in September 2017 and, as of press time, had not been reauthorized.
  • States supported home visiting by combining funds from tobacco settlements and taxes, lotteries, and budget line items in 2016. With limited resources, states are continually working to expand the reach of home visiting to serve as many families as they can in ways that make sense at the local level.

NHVRC plans to release its 2018 Home Visiting Yearbook this fall.

Support for NHVRC is provided by the Heising-Simons Foundation and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

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