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Profiles of Grantee-Led Evaluations–The Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting Program: Fiscal Years 2011-2015

Project: Design Options for Home Visiting Evaluation

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The legislation authorizing the Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting Program mandates research and evaluation activities to build knowledge around the implementation and effectiveness of home visiting models.

Grantees receive funding and support to carry out well-designed, rigorous evaluations that inform the program and the home visiting field and strengthen the evidence base of the models implemented.

As required, grantees devote the majority of the funds to implement one or more home visiting models that have been designated as evidence based. The legislation supports innovation by allowing up to one-quarter of grant funds to be spent on implementing and rigorously evaluating promising approaches that do not yet qualify as evidence-based models.

This document summarizes the grantee-led evaluations. Each evaluation profile provides the funded agency, time and length of the grant, total grant and evaluation budget, home visiting models evaluated, and study aims. The profiles are categorized by study type: implementation/process, systems change, outcome/impact, and cost analysis.

Also see the accompanying brief, Overview of Grantee-Led Evaluations: The Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting Program.