The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) launched the Home Visiting Evidence of Effectiveness (HomVEE) review in 2009 to conduct a thorough and transparent systematic review of the home visiting research literature. HomVEE provides an assessment of the evidence of effectiveness for home visiting models that target families with pregnant women and children from birth to kindergarten entry (through age 5).
HomVEE assesses the quality of the research evidence; not all evidence is based on equally well-designed research. Systematic reviews, such as HomVEE, methodically select a pool of research to review, identify well-designed research within that pool, and then extract and summarize the findings from that research. HomVEE’s work helps policymakers and program administrators understand which models are effective. It is important to note that HomVEE does not directly evaluate home visiting models. Instead, it reviews and reports on the findings of existing research that does evaluate them. Each year, HomVEE uses a systematic process to prioritize home visiting models for review and determines whether they meet HHS criteria for evidence-based home visiting models. For each model included in the review, HomVEE assesses the available research on evidence of effectiveness and develops implementation profiles summarizing key features of model implementation. Users can access HomVEE’s findings and learn more at: homvee.acf.hhs.gov Visit disclaimer page Visit disclaimer page.
HomVEE is led by Mathematica (Emily Sama-Miller as Project Director and Rebecca Coughlin as Deputy Project Director).
Point(s) of contact: Shirley Adelstein and Jesse Coe.
Questions about HomVEE can be directed to the HomVEE Help Desk: HomVEE@acf.hhs.gov