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Evaluating Home Visiting Programs: State and Local Examples
Find State and local examples on evaluation home visitation programs.
Building a System of Support for Evidence-Based Home Visiting Programs in Illinois: Findings From Year 2 of the Strong Foundations Evaluation (PDF - 2171 KB)
Chapin Hall at the University of Chicago (2012)
Presents findings on State-level structures and supports for evidence-based home visitation services, as well as program implementation and quality. Recommendations address local system building, staff development and training, monitoring and quality assurance, and communication.
Evaluation of Maternal and Child Home Visitation Programs: Lessons From Pennsylvania (PDF - 1,219 KB)
Matone, Curtis, Chesnokova, Yun, Kreider, Curtis, et al. (2013)
Discusses the lessons learned from an evaluation of the Pennsylvania Nurse-Family Partnership program and describes the strategies used to address some of the challenges tied to real-world program evaluation
Final Report: Evaluating the Effectiveness of Home Visiting Services in Promoting Children's Adjustment in School (PDF - 689 KB)
Kirkland & Mitchell-Herzfeld (2012)
Examines the effects of a strengths-based home visiting program, Healthy Families New York, which was based on Healthy Families America, on the academic adjustment of children following their transition to school.
Final Report: A Randomized Trial of Healthy Families New York (HFNY): Does Home Visiting Prevent Child Maltreatment? (PDF - 599 KB)
New York State Office of Children and Family Services & University at Albany, State University of New York (2010)
Presents findings from a 7-year study to evaluate the effectiveness of a State-administered home visitation program in preventing child maltreatment and risks for delinquency.
Health Access Nurturing Development Services (HANDS): Kentucky's Home Visiting Program for First Time Parents: Program Evaluation Findings (PDF - 3560 KB)
Illback, Sanders, Pennington, Sanders, & Kilmer (2008)
Concludes that for fully engaged participants, the HANDS program achieves goals related to infant health and well-being, subsequent child health and development, risk reduction and home safety, maternal well-being, child abuse prevention, and family functioning.
Teaching Self-Sufficiency: An Impact and Benefit-Cost Analysis of a Home Visitation and Life Skills Education Program: Findings from the Rural Welfare-to-Work Strategies Demonstration Evaluation: Final Report (PDF - 2270 KB)
Meckstroth, Burwick, & Moore (2008)
Presents findings on the effectiveness of the Building Nebraska Families program in increasing employment and earnings and reducing poverty among a subgroup of very hard-to-employ Temporary Assistance for Needy Families clients in rural Nebraska who faced substantial obstacles and skill deficiencies.
Texas Nurse-Family Partnership Statewide Grant Program Evaluation Report (PDF - 244 KB)
Texas Health and Human Services Commission (2009)
Details the establishment of the Texas Nurse-Family Partnership (TNFP) competitive grant program and discusses the results of an evaluation of program implementation at the 11 TNFP sites during the initial grant period.