Home Visiting Campaign

Home Visiting Campaign



Pew's Home Visiting Campaign researches and promotes cost-effective investments in high-quality, home-based programs for new and expectant families.

Why Home Visiting Matters

Voluntary home visiting matches parents with trained professionals to provide information and support during pregnancy and throughout their child’s first earliest years—a critical developmental period. Quality, voluntary, evidence-based home visiting programs cultivate healthy prenatal behaviors and parenting attitudes, engage infants in meaningful learning activity, create a positive adult-child bond, promote family self-sufficiency and provide a link to various social support services.

How We Conduct Our Work

  • Policy Advocacy. In the states, we provide strategic technical assistance to campaigns, anchored by our model policy framework, that advance policy change. We also advocate for data-driven federal policies that support and leverage state investments in high-quality home visitation.

  • Research. We lead a comprehensive, policy-relevant research agenda. The findings will help assure state home visiting programs provide meaningful outcomes for children and families and yield the strongest possible return on taxpayer investment.

  • Information Sharing. We lead webinars, events, meetings, and communications to facilitate a national conversation on the importance of evidence-based home visiting policy. In doing so, we serve as a resource to state policy makers and administrators making data-driven policy investments.


March 31, 2014

Congress Extends Funding for Vital Family Program

U.S. Senate joins U.S. House of Representatives in approving six-month extension for the Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting, or MIECHV, program. This federal-state partnership is a proven strategy for strengthening families and saving money. More
February 21, 2014

Q & A: The Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting Program

The MIECHV program,which is set to expire in September, should be reauthorized so that it can continue to provide support for families and communities. The following questions and answers provide background on this critical, cost-saving program.   More
February 3, 2014

Home Visiting Family Support Programs

The federally funded, locally administered Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting Program sponsors family support programs that are often called “home visiting” because they take place in the homes of at-risk families. More
June 17, 2013

Texas Strengthens Home Visiting Investments

The Home Visiting Expansion and Accountability Act ensures the state’s investments in home visiting are going to programs with a proven record of effectiveness. More
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