Home Visiting Programs
The following resources provide information on selected home visiting programs States and communities are implementing to support expectant parents and families with young children.
- Early Head Start-Home Visiting
- Family Check-Up
- Healthy Families
- Healthy Start
- Healthy Steps
- Home Instruction for Parents of Preschool Youngsters (HIPPY)
- Nurse-Family Partnership
- Parents as Teachers
- Public Health Nursing Early Intervention Program (EIP) for Adolescent Mothers
Home Visiting Evidence of Effectiveness (HomVEE)
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Presents the results of a research review that assessed the evidence of effectiveness for home visiting program models designed for families with pregnant women and children up to age 5. The website provides program model reports, outcome domain reports, implementation profiles, a study search tool, and more.
Pew Inventory of State Home Visiting Programs
Pew Center on the States
Provides State-by-State and national snapshots of home visiting programs, models, and funding.
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Home Visiting Evidence of Effectiveness
Provides an overview of the model and evidence of program effectiveness.
Family Spirit Program Replication
John Hopkins University, Center for American Indian Health
Describes an evidence-based home visiting program for vulnerable Native American families and offers information about implementation sites.
Home Visiting Programs: A Brief Overview of Selected Models (PDF - 104 KB)
FRIENDS National Resource Center for Community-Based Child Abuse Prevention (2007)
Provides an overview of types of home visiting programs with research findings on their benefits, and discusses implementation challenges.
Home Visitation for Families With Young Children (PDF - 541 KB)
Stoltzfus & Lynch (2009)
Describes selected home visiting models being implemented by the States, synthesizes evaluation results, and reviews recent proposals to support home visiting at the Federal level.
The Nurturing Parenting Programs
Presents a family-based program that involves both parents and children in activities that focus on building a positive regard for self and others. Several programs focus on specific age groups and racial populations.
The Parent-Child Home Program
Details a 2-year home-based program for parents and their 2- and 3-year-old children who are challenged by obstacles to educational success, including poverty, low levels of education, and language difficulties. Offers research and publications, a newsletter, information on how to start a site, and other ways to get involved.
Steps Toward Effective, Enjoyable Parenting
Describes a home visiting program that focuses on secure parent-child attachments and parents' knowledge of child development. The website includes information on a facilitator's manual and training opportunities.