States and the New Federal Home Visiting Initiative
An Assessment from the Starting Line
Quick SummaryIn 2010, the Pew Center on the States surveyed state agency leaders in an effort to inventory state home visiting programs in all 50 states and the District of Columbia.
In 2010, the Pew Center on the States surveyed state agency leaders in an effort to inventory state home visiting programs in all 50 states and the District of Columbia.
The resulting report, States and the New Federal Home Visiting Initiative: An Assessment from the Starting Line, along with the Pew Home Visiting Inventory, provides state leaders, agency administrators and program directors with individual state snapshots and a national overview of home visiting programs, models and funding.
With the new federal Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting (MIECHV) program beginning to make grants to states to improve and expand home visitation, these data and Pew’s findings and recommendations give policy makers—for the first time—a much-needed account of home visiting investments and programs as well as strategies to maximize federal and state resources.
Together, the report and inventory will help state and federal policy makers evaluate current home visiting approaches, compare systems across states, prepare for the upcoming infusion of MIECHV grant dollars and make informed decisions to ensure the best results for families and strongest returns to taxpayers.