Design Options for Home Visiting Evaluation (DOHVE), 2010-2016

Project Overview

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: (1) the development of design options for conducting a national evaluation of programs funded through the MIECHV Program (now completed); and (2) the provision of technical assistance (TA) to MIECHV grantees on (a) research and evaluation, (b) benchmarks, (c) data systems, and (d) continuous quality improvement.

The DOHVE contract was awarded to MDRC and its subcontractors James Bell Associates, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital, and a number of academic consultants.  DOHVE is led by ACF in collaboration with the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA).

A few selected DOHVE products are included below. To access all DOHVE TA resources, see http://www.jbassoc.com/reports-publications/dohve.

The point of contact is Nicole Denmark.

  • Grantee-Led Evaluations: The Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting Program – Overview and Profiles

    Published: November 15, 2016

    This Overview of Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting Program (MIECHV) grantee-led evaluations provides a synthesis of the opportunity these evaluations provide to expand the knowledge base on home visiting implementation and effectiveness. The overview describes the importance of grantee-led evaluations in answering questions of interest to states and learning about home visiting implementation in diverse contexts...

  • Benchmark Measures Selected by Home Visiting Grantees

    Published: September 30, 2014

    The legislation which created the Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting Program requires that grantees demonstrate quantifiable, measurable improvement in at least four of six benchmark domains.  HHS identified a list of constructs that grantees were required to measure within each benchmark domain and gave grantees the flexibility to develop their own performance measures for each construct.  This flexibility allowed grantees to develop performance measures that were...

  • Summary and Snapshot Reports of Benchmark Measures Selected by Home Visiting Grantees

    Published: July 24, 2014
    The legislation which established the Maternal, Infant and Early Childhood Home Visiting Program requires that grantees demonstrate measurable improvement in at least four of six benchmark domains.  HHS identified a list of constructs that grantees were required to measure within each benchmark domain and gave grantees the flexibility to develop their own performance measures for each construct.  This flexibility allowed grantees to develop performance measures that were meaningful for...
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