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Planning for a Pay for Outcomes Approach in Home Visiting: Introduction

Project: Design Options for Home Visiting Evaluation

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This section introduces a four-module resource providing home visiting research findings to inform pay for outcomes (PFO) feasibility studies and project development, including outcome selection, projected cost savings, and outcome payment pricing for PFO financial agreements.

The introduction briefly describes PFO in the context of the Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting (MIECHV) Program and gives an overview of the full resource to help awardees—

  • Learn more about pay for outcomes and how it can be applied to the MIECHV context
  • Gain a general understanding of components in a PFO feasibility study
  • Understand the role of prior research in informing a PFO feasibility study and financial agreement

Tips for navigating the resource will help awardees—

  • Learn how to use each module
  • Understand how the modules work together to build knowledge
  • Identify where to locate findings by outcome or home visiting model