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May 2011Vol. 12, No. 4New Web-Based Inventory of Home Visiting Services

The Pew Charitable Trust recently launched a new web-based inventory of State home visiting services. The inventory includes results from a survey of State agency officials on their home visiting programs, models, and funding during FY 2009–2010. Specifically, the survey asked questions about the amount that States were spending on home visiting, how evidence of effectiveness impacted funding allocation, and how States held local programs accountable.

Using that information, Pew developed the web-based inventory, which is an innovative tool that provides State leaders, agency administrators, and program directors with State-by-State and national pictures of home visiting programs. Users can evaluate current home visiting approaches, compare systems across States, and make informed decisions to ensure the best results for families and strongest returns to taxpayers. States can use the inventory to evaluate the science behind their existing home visiting programs and make the necessary adjustments to maximize the likelihood of receiving funds.

Link to the inventory: