Project

Design Options for Home Visiting Evaluation

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Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation; Administration for Children and Families

The Design Options for Home Visiting Evaluation (DOHVE) project provides an opportunity to understand and strengthen evidence-based home visiting services through rigorous evaluation, performance monitoring, and data-driven decision making.

JBA’s support for DOHVE began in 2010 with its work on the design of the national evaluation of the Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting Program (MIECHV). We also helped MIECHV state and territory grantees develop performance measurement plans, lay a foundation for continuous quality improvement, and design evaluations.

Since 2016, under a second DOHVE contract focused on evaluation technical assistance, we have continued to build grantee capacity to expand the evidence base on home visiting, strengthen programs, and share knowledge. We collaborate with grantees to develop meaningful evaluation plans; facilitate evaluation implementation; and identify opportunities to disseminate findings through journals, briefs, webinars, and other channels.

We also support state-tribal coordination to provide home visiting services, collect data, and meet federal performance measurement requirements. These efforts help tribal nations safeguard the privacy of their members while ensuring states and tribes have data to improve and sustain services.

Other work includes building grantee capacity to plan and conduct return on investment analyses and promoting links between home visiting and other early childhood data systems.

 

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Education Development Center

Performance Measurement Resources

Continuous Quality Improvement Resources

Evaluation Resources

about the project

Topics

Capabilities

Status

Client

Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation; Administration for Children and Families