The National Home Visiting Resource Center (NHVRC) today released the 2019 Home Visiting Yearbook, which provides the most comprehensive information yet about early childhood home visiting across America.
This year marks NHVRC’s transition to a web-based publication for easier navigation. A webinar on November 12 will walk participants through the new digital design and key findings. [Update: The webinar recording is now available.]
The 2019 yearbook features updated and expanded information collected from robust data sources including home visiting models and awardees of the federal Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting Program. Highlights include—
- Evidence-based home visiting was implemented in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, 5 territories, 25 tribal communities, and 51 percent of U.S. counties in 2018.
- In 2018, more than 286,000 families received evidence-based home visiting services over the course of more than 3.2 million home visits.
- An additional 30,850 families received home visiting services through 9 emerging models that provided more than 450,000 home visits in 2018.
- Home visitors and supervisors receive training to deliver voluntary services to families and young children in their homes. In 2018, more than 23,000 home visitors and supervisors delivered evidence-based services nationwide.
- About 18 million pregnant women and families (including more than 23 million children) could benefit from home visiting but were not being reached in 2018. These numbers have held steady since 2015.
JBA developed the yearbook in partnership with the Urban Institute as part of NHVRC’s ongoing efforts to support sound decisions in policy and practice that help children and families thrive. Support for NHVRC is provided by the Heising-Simons Foundation and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.