Home visiting programs seek to improve outcomes for families with young children, often using evidence-based models. However, local implementation may vary, which can affect results.
This project aims to (1) identify and categorize critical elements of home visiting quality, (2) identify MIECHV awardee quality measurement needs, and (3) develop strategies for assessing quality. We have partnered with Child Trends, under the direction of the Health Resources and Services Administration and the Administration for Children and Families, to support the following project activities:
- Ongoing engagement with expert stakeholders and MIECHV awardees
- Comprehensive review of home visiting quality literature and existing measures of implementation quality
- Development of a conceptual framework identifying and categorizing critical elements of implementation quality
- Development of potential study designs to address awardee needs with respect to measuring implementation quality
Mariel Sparr, Ph.D., M.A.
Mariel Sparr has more than 15 years of experience in applied research and evaluation in the areas of implementation quality, early childhood education...
Lance Till, M.S.
Lance Till has more than 15 years of experience working in evaluation, program planning, and early childhood systems of care. He brings to JBA expertise...
Amanda Thomson, M.P.P.
Amanda Thomson has nearly 10 years of experience in social science research, program evaluation, and technical assistance. She is trained in public policy...
Kerry Ryan, M.A.
Senior Research Associate
Kerry Ryan has nearly 15 years of experience conducting social services evaluation research, with a focus on the implementation, dissemination, and...
- Katie Sacca Brennan, M.P.H. Research Associate