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Mother and Infant Home Visiting Program Evaluation

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

The Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting Program (MIECHV) supports evidence-based home visiting programs that serve vulnerable children and families.

MIECHV state grantees participate in the Mother and Infant Home Visiting Program Evaluation (MIHOPE), a large study of the effectiveness of MIECHV-funded programs. MIHOPE analyzes the need for home visiting programs, their implementation and impact, and their potential effects on the health care system and costs.

JBA helped design the MIHOPE random assignment impact study, which examined the effects of home visiting programs in areas such as—

  • Prenatal, maternal, and newborn health
  • Child development
  • Parenting
  • Domestic violence
  • Referrals and service coordination

We collected and analyzed interview data and data on service delivery, supervision, and training. Support for data collection included instrument testing, site recruitment and selection, training, and monitoring. We also helped disseminate the findings and contributed to the 2015 MIHOPE Report to Congress.

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  • 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...

  • Alexandra Joraanstad, M.S. Research Associate

    Alexandra Joraanstad has 9 years of experience conducting social services evaluation research, with a focus on programs serving parents and children from...

  • Lance Till, M.S. Senior Research Associate

    Lance Till has more than 16 years of experience working in evaluation, program planning, and early childhood systems of care. He brings to JBA expertise...

  • Nicole M. Miller, M.S.W. Senior Research Associate

    Nicole Miller has 20 years of experience in child and family services, focused primarily on child welfare and protection and child and adolescent mental health...

  • Patrice Cachat, M.S.W. Research Associate
  • ​Yuan Wang, M.S. Senior Research Analyst
  • Susan Zaid, M.A. Director

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MDRC, Mathematica Policy Research, Johns Hopkins University, University of Georgia

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