Mother and Infant Home Visiting Program Evaluation, Long-Term Follow-Up (MIHOPE-LT), 2016 - 2022

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 were 15 months old. MIHOPE Check-In maintained contact information for MIHOPE participants to ensure longer term follow-up is possible and collected a small amount of information from families when the children were 2½ and 3½ years old.

Previous research on home visiting programs has found impacts on child and family outcomes when the children are even older (i.e., school age, teenagers, etc.), and MIHOPE-LT will examine such outcomes in the MIHOPE sample when the children are in Kindergarten.

Data collection, including a parent survey and in-home activities with parents and children and a teacher survey, began in 2019 and will continue through 2022.

The contract was awarded to MDRC with subcontracts to Mathematica Policy Research and University of Georgia. This project is being led by the Administration for Children and Families in collaboration with the Health Resources and Services Administration.

The points of contact are Laura Nerenberg and Nancy Geyelin Margie.

Related Resources

This report presents the proposed design for potential long-term follow-ups with MIHOPE families through the time when their children are in high school. The report also presents the detailed design for the follow-up that is occurring when children are in kindergarten.

Children from low-income families are more likely than those from higher-income families to have poor social, emotional, cognitive, behavioral, and health outcomes. One approach that has helped parents and their young children is home visiting, which provides information, resources, and support to expectant parents and families with young children...

The purpose of MIHOPE Long-Term Follow-Up is to design follow-up studies with participants in the Mother and Infant Home Visiting Program Evaluation (MIHOPE) to examine the long-term effects, including cost benefits, of the Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting program (MIECHV or the Federal Home Visiting Program) on children and families...