Home visiting programs connect families with a designated support person to help them through the early stages of parenting, providing resources and teaching skills to raise children who are healthy and ready to learn. Services are voluntary and typically delivered in participants’ homes.
JBA is engaged in a range of home visiting projects. We evaluate the impact of home visiting models and collect data to determine how many families are being served and how many more could benefit. Other questions concern how agencies prioritize families to serve with limited resources, how they recruit and engage families, how they can improve the home visiting workforce, and more. We also provide technical assistance to state, territory, and tribal grantees of the federal Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting (MIECHV) Program, helping them evaluate home visiting models and innovations, implement performance measures, and improve program performance.