News | November 18, 2020

JBA Team Releases 2020 Home Visiting Yearbook

The National Home Visiting Resource Center (NHVRC) today released the 2020 Home Visiting Yearbook presenting an updated look at early childhood home visiting across America. Featuring information collected from home visiting models, state agencies, and publicly available data sources, the publication reveals who received home visiting in 2019—and who could benefit.

Highlights include—

  • Evidence-based home visiting was implemented in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, 5 territories, 22 tribal communities, and 52 percent of U.S. counties in 2019.
  • In 2019, more than 298,000 families received evidence-based home visiting services over the course of nearly 3.2 million home visits.
  • An additional 36,534 families received home visiting services through 9 emerging models that provided more than 511,000 home visits in 2019.
  • Home visitors and supervisors receive training to deliver voluntary services to families and young children in their homes. In 2019, more than 23,000 home visitors and supervisors delivered evidence-based services nationwide.
  • Of the approximately 18 million pregnant women and families (including more than 23 million children) who could benefit from home visiting, roughly 300,000 received services in 2019.
  • In the 10 years since its inception, the federal Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting Program (MIECHV) has strengthened home visiting by supporting services, research, and local infrastructure.
  • In 2019, MIECHV helped fund services for more than 80,700 families in states, territories, and tribal communities—a portion of the total families served by home visiting that year.
  • States continue to support home visiting by combining funds from tobacco settlements and taxes, lotteries, and budget line items. With limited resources, states are working to expand the reach of home visiting and serve as many families as they can in a way that makes sense on a local level.

The findings reflect the home visiting landscape before the COVID-19 pandemic; however, the yearbook’s data collection process was impacted by this year’s unprecedented events. A blog post accompanying today’s release offers more details and shares how the 2020 Yearbook can help set the stage for the story to come.

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.