Home Visiting

OPRE manages research and evaluation activities related to the Maternal, Infant and Early Childhood Home Visiting (MIECHV) program. The MIECHV program is administered by the Health Resources and Services Administration, in collaboration with the Administration for Children and Families. Major research and evaluation projects include the Multi-Site Implementation Evaluation of Tribal Home Visiting (MUSE), the Home Visiting Evidence of Effectiveness (HomVEE) project, and the Mother and Infant Home Visiting Program Evaluation (MIHOPE).

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The purpose of the Secretary’s Advisory Committee on the Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting Program Evaluation Visit disclaimer page ("the Committee") was to advise the Secretary of Health and Human Services on the design, plan, and progress of the evaluation, and to comment on the MIHOPE Report to Congress (PDF)...
 

The American Indian and Alaska Native Early Childhood Needs Assessment Project (AI/AN EC Needs Assessment) seeks to lay the foundation for understanding the need for early childhood services in American Indian and Alaska Native communities.  The project outlines a series of designs for future studies that will inform a national assessment of the unmet need for early childhood care, education, and home visiting services (prenatal to age 5) in tribal communities...

The AMC-HV project worked to identify and apply innovative methods to better understand the community-level systems and networks in which the Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting (MIECHV) program operates, including referral networks and community resources.

The DOHVE 2.0 project provided technical assistance related to data, research, and evaluation to Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting (MIECHV) Program awardees.

The Design Options for Home Visiting Evaluation (DOHVE) project supports the Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting (MIECHV) Program and includes two key components...

In 2018, the Administration for Children and Families (ACF) and Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) initiated the Funding Home Visiting with a Pay for Outcomes Approach project to learn from past and current projects in home visiting that utilize Pay for Outcomes (PFO).

The Home Visiting: Approaches to Father Engagement and Fathers' Experiences Study is a qualitative project that will collect information about innovative approaches used by existing home visiting programs to actively...

The Mother and Infant Home Visiting Program Evaluation-Strong Start (MIHOPE-Strong Start) was launched in 2012 to evaluate the effectiveness of evidence-based home visiting for improving prenatal and birth outcomes and reducing health care...

Explore the HomVEE review of the evidence of effectiveness for early childhood home visiting models that serve families with pregnant women and children from birth to kindergarten entry.

The Child and Family Data Archive (CFData) is the place to discover, access, and analyze data on young children, their families and communities, and the programs that serve them. OPRE funds numerous data collection efforts through research studies on a wide range of early care and education (ECE) topics within and across child care, Head Start, and home visiting.

The Family Level Assessment and State of Home Visiting (FLASH-V) project is designed to help contribute to the field’s understanding of how programs identify potentially eligible families, and the outreach and referral strategies used to enroll families and fill caseloads.

Explore OPRE's Home Visiting Career Trajectories project that examines the state of home visiting careers to understand how people enter the field, the perceived and actual pathways for professional advancement and tenure, and reasons for field attrition.

Explore this descriptive study focused on rural contexts to understand the unique opportunities and challenges for administering human services in those communities.

The MIHOPE Check-In project maintained up-to-date contact information for families participating in the Mother and Infant Home Visiting Program Evaluation (MIHOPE) between the first follow-up when the children were approximately 15 months old and the second follow-up when the children were in kindergarten. In addition, MIHOPE Check-In administered brief surveys to gather information on a small set of family and child outcomes when the children were approximately 2.5 and 3.5 years old...

The Mother and Infant Home Visiting Program Evaluation (MIHOPE) is a longitudinal study examining whether families and children benefit from MIECHV-funded early childhood home visiting programs, and if so, how.

The purpose of the MIHOPE Long-Term Follow-Up project (MIHOPE-LT) is to design and conduct a follow-up study of participants in the Mother and Infant Home Visiting Program Evaluation (MIHOPE) to examine the long-term effects of the Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting program (MIECHV) on children and families.

MIHOPE has examined child and family outcomes for participants in MIECHV-funded programs when the children...

Explore the Multi-Site Implementation Evaluation of Tribal Home Visiting (MUSE) to learn about the mixed methods approaches being taken to understand how the evidence-based Maternal Infant and Early Childhood Home Visiting (MIECHV) Program is being implemented in American Indian and Alaska Native communities that are different from those where the evidence-base was built.

The Network of infant/toddler Researchers (NitR) consortium brings together leading applied researchers with policymakers and technical assistance providers responsible for overseeing and supporting early childhood programs serving families during pregnancy and the first three years of life.

In 2013, OPRE commissioned four interrelated reports on self-regulation and toxic stress from a team at the Center for Child and Social Policy at Duke University. That team and other experts have since created multiple practice-oriented resources grounded in the initial reports. Together, these reports and resources comprise the ’Self-Regulation and Toxic Stress Series.’ 

Explore the Supporting and Strengthening the Home Visiting Workforce page for reports and practitioner resources on professional well-being and reflective supervision.

Explore the Touchpoints for Addressing Substance Use In Home Visiting page for a conceptual model and review of the literature on how home visiting programs can support families dealing with substance use issues.

Explore the Tribal Early Childhood Research Center (TRC)'s goals for addressing gaps in early childhood research with American Indian and Alaska Native families through partnerships with tribal Head Start, Early Head Start, child care, and home visiting programs.

Tribal Home Visiting Evaluation Institute

2010-2016 & 2015-2019, 2019-2024

Explore OPRE's Tribal Home Visiting Evaluation Institute (TEI) page for resources from data and evaluation capacity building efforts in Tribal Home Visiting.