Project

Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting Program: Feasibility Study and Pilot of the Home Visiting Budget Assistance Tool

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Health Resources and Services Administration

The Health Resources and Services Administration has developed a cost measurement instrument called the Home Visiting Budget Assistance Tool (HV-BAT). The tool provides a standardized way for awardees of the Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting (MIECHV) Program to collect and report data on the costs of providing home visiting services.

This project examined the feasibility of implementing the HV-BAT in one state and the utility of the tool as a resource to support program planning and monitoring. Based on lessons learned during pilot testing, the project developed a user guide to help MIECHV awardees and local implementing agencies understand how they can use the HV-BAT to help—

  • Monitor program operations
  • Develop budgets and estimate the financial impact of expanding services
  • Conduct economic evaluations
  • Inform alternative funding strategies

Staff

  • Julie Leis, Ph.D. Senior Research Associate

    ​Julie Leis has more than 16 years of experience in applied research and program evaluation in the areas of home visiting, mental health, and child...

  • Chi Connie Park, Ph.D., M.A. Senior Research Associate

    Chi Connie Park has more than 15 years of experience in applied social science research design, program evaluation, and capacity building in the areas of child...

  • Nichole Sturmfels, M.P.H. Senior Data Manager

    Nichole Sturmfels has more than 13 years of experience in applied public health research, data operations, and technical assistance—primarily in the areas of home...

  • Kerry Ryan, M.A. Research Associate

    ​Kerry Ryan has 12 years of experience in child development and child welfare research, with a focus on the evaluation of implementation and...

  • Jill Filene, M.P.H. Executive Vice President

    Jill Filene has more than 15 years of experience in applied research, program evaluation, and technical assistance. Her areas of expertise include home...

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RTI International

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Health Resources and Services Administration