An Early Look at Families and Local Programs in the Mother and Infant Home Visiting Program Evaluation-Strong Start

Publication Date: April 28, 2016

Introduction

This report presents an early examination of the characteristics of 1,221 families and 67 local home visiting programs in the Mother and Infant Home Visiting Program Evaluation-Strong Start (MIHOPE-Strong Start) study. The study included local home visiting programs that used one of two national evidence-based models that have been effective at improving birth outcomes: Healthy Families America and Nurse-Family Partnership.

To provide context for understanding the types of families and local programs described, the report also details the process by which the study team recruited local programs for participation.

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