Provides resources that address the planning and implementation of home visiting programs on the national, State, and local levels. Topics include legislation and policies, staffing, funding, and other administrative recommendations to improve home visiting programs.
Assessing the Need for Evidence-Based Home Visiting (EBHV): Experiences of EBHV Grantees (PDF - 3,615 KB)
Paulsell & Coffee-Borden (2010)
Provides information about how grantees planned needs assessments and collected data, as well as facilitators and barriers to carrying out the assessments and lessons learned.
Bringing Up Baby: For New Parents, Home Visits by Trained Professionals Can Make All the Difference (PDF - 163 KB)
Clothier & Tweedie (2012)
State Legislatures, 38(1)
Highlights voluntary home-visiting programs that support expecting women and new parents in their homes. The role of the home visitor, evaluations that indicate home visiting reduces child abuse and improves parent skills, evidence-based home-visiting programs, and the cost effectiveness of the home-visiting programs are discussed.
Building Infrastructure to Support Home Visiting to Prevent Child Maltreatment: Two-Year Findings From the Cross-Site Evaluation of the Supporting Evidence-Based Home Visiting Initiative (EBHV) (PDF - 999 KB)
Children's Bureau, Mathematica Policy Research, & Chapin Hall at the University of Chicago (2011)
Discusses the cross-site findings from the first 2 years (2008-2010) of the EBHV initiative. Specific findings are discussed in the areas of planning and collaboration, building infrastructure, beginning home visiting operations, and future plans.
Evidence-Based Home Visiting Systems Evaluation Update: Infrastructure-Building Plans and Activities in 2011 (PDF - 3,533 KB)
Paulsell, Hargreaves, Coffee-Borden, & Boller (2012)
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Children's Bureau; Mathematica Policy Research; & Chapin Hall at the University of Chicago
Reviews how home-visiting grantees in 15 States conduct collaborative planning efforts to leverage other existing Federal, State, and local funding sources into evidence-based home-visiting programs and practices and build the necessary infrastructure for the adoption, implementation, and sustainability for the programs.
Expanding Home Visiting Research: New Measures of Success (PDF - 291 KB)
Pew Charitable Trusts (2013)
Highlights key findings from research, sponsored by the Pew Home Visiting Campaign, to build the evidence needed to inform policymakers' decisions and to advance effective practice in home-visiting programs. The report also identifies opportunities for program improvements in States and for further study.
Getting to Outcomes for Home Visiting: How to Plan, Implement, and Evaluate a Program in Your Community to Support Parents and Their Young Children
Mattox, Hunter, Kilburn, & Wiseman (2013)
Describes a 10-step process that helps empower groups to better plan, implement, and evaluate home-visiting programs, with the goal of achieving the best possible outcomes.
Home Away From Home: A Toolkit for Planning Home Visiting Partnerships With Family, Friend, and Neighbor Caregivers (PDF - 660 KB)
Equips policymakers and advocates with strategies to extend and expand access to State or Federally funded home visiting programs through partnerships with providers of family, friend, and neighbor child care.
Home Visiting With Families Affected by Substance Abuse and/or HIV
National Abandoned Infants Assistance Resource Center (2012)
Provides an online tutorial that includes an introduction to the field of home visiting for those working with families to acquire knowledge of the basic components of home visiting, such as scheduling visits, developing rapport, modeling skills, educating families, and being mindful of cultural differences. Practical safety precautions and avenues for professional growth are also addressed. The tutorial can be accessed by clicking on the "Home Visiting" tab.
Home Visitation With Psychologically Vulnerable Families: Developments in the Profession and in the Professional (PDF - 1,220 KB)
Zero to Three, 30(6)
Addresses a theory of change for home visiting programs and discusses the structural (dosage, target, and staffing) and process (relationships, approaches, and activities) aspects that enhance their quality and, ultimately, their benefits to high-risk families and their young children.
Home Visiting Application Process: A Guide for Planning State Needs Assessments (PDF - 1,376 KB)
Child Trends (2010)
Provides information to help States plan and conduct needs assessments, identify high-risk populations, and select and measure benchmarks for home visiting programs as established under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010.
Medicaid Financing of Early Childhood Home Visiting Programs: Options, Opportunities, and Challenges (PDF - 2,140 KB)
Witgert, Giles, & Richardson (2012)
Pew Center on the States
Explores the variety of State, Federal, and private Medicaid financing mechanisms States are currently using to support and provide home-visiting services to eligible mothers and children and other potential financing mechanisms that could be used and their related considerations for States. This report also presents case studies to illustrate States' experiences with Medicaid financing of home-visiting services.
Merging Systems: Integrating Home Visitation and the Family-Centered Medical Home (PDF - 1,511 KB)
Tschudy, Toomey, & Cheng (2013)
Examines the efficiency and effectiveness of integrating the family-centered medical home (FCMH) and home visitation (HV) systems in achieving gains in population health. This paper builds on a 2012 Institute of Medicine report (IOM) and IOM's continuum of integration framework, and it discusses the goals and scope of FCMH and HV and the need for and barriers to system integration.
Realizing the Promise of Home Visitation: Addressing Domestic Violence and Child Maltreatment: A Guide for Policy Makers
Family Violence Prevention Fund (2010)
Presents recommendations for building a strong national policy framework to maximize the effectiveness and reach of early childhood home visiting programs and to ensure that Federal home visiting policies directly address the needs of mothers and children who are experiencing or at risk of experiencing domestic violence.
Replicating and Scaling Up Evidence-Based Home Visiting Programs: The Role of Implementation Research (PDF - 337 KB)
Encyclopedia on Early Childhood Development
Discusses implementation research in the home-visiting field, how such research can be used to strengthen programs and improve targeted outcomes, and the conditions and supports necessary for effective implementation.
ZERO TO THREE Home Visiting Community Planning Tool (PDF - 712 KB)
ZERO TO THREE (2011)
Guides communities through the process of creating new or expanding existing home visiting services. The tool helps communities use data to identify their strengths, needs, and gaps in current home visiting services; choose an evidence-based program model; and align work at the local level with State efforts.