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  • October 2017
  • Vol. 18, No. 7

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Comprehensive National, State Data on Early Childhood Home Visiting

The National Home Visiting Resource Center issued its inaugural yearbook to compile comprehensive national and state data on early childhood home visiting and provide a snapshot of home visiting practice in 2017-including areas where needy families do not have access to this important support. Home visiting is a proven and cost-effective service delivery strategy associated with parent self-sufficiency, improved child health and school readiness, and greater child and family well-being.

The following are among the statistics:

  • More than 18 million pregnant women and families currently lack access but could benefit from home visiting.
  • Over a quarter of a million families received home visiting services in 2015.
  • States support home visiting programs by pooling resources (e.g., funds from taxes and lotteries, tobacco settlements, and line items from state budgets).
  • Home visiting is implemented in all 50 states, and 40 percent of counties have at least one agency offering a program.

James Bell Associates and the Urban Institute developed the report with support from the Heising-Simons Foundation and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

2017 Home Visiting Yearbook is available at https://www.nhvrc.org/wp-content/uploads/NHVRC_Yearbook_2017_Final.pdf (6,001 KB).

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