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Assessing the Evidence: Home Visiting Evidence of Effectiveness, 2011-2020

Project Overview

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) launched the Home Visiting Evidence of Effectiveness (HomVEE) project 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). 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.

HomVEE focuses on evidence of effectiveness related to the following outcome domains:

  • Child health;
  • Child development and school readiness;
  • Family economic self-sufficiency;
  • Maternal health;
  • Positive parenting practices;
  • Reductions in child maltreatment;
  • Reductions in juvenile delinquency, family violence, and crime; and
  • Linkages and referrals to other community resources and supports.

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.

HomVEE is led by Mathematica (Emily Sama-Miller as Project Director and Rebecca Coughlin as Deputy Project Director).

The ACF points of contact are Amanda Coleman and Shirley Adelstein.

Questions about HomVEE can be directed to the HomVEE Help Desk: HomVEE@acf.hhs.gov

  • Home Visiting Evidence of Effectiveness Review: Executive Summary & Brief - December 2019

    Published: December 18, 2019

    This executive summary and brief present the latest updates (December 2019) to the Home Visiting Evidence of Effectiveness (HomVEE) review of home visiting program models that serve families with pregnant women and children from birth to age five. The executive summary provides an overview of the review process, a summary of the results, and a link to the HomVEE website for more detailed information...

  • Home Visiting Evidence of Effectiveness Review: Executive Summary & Brief - September 2019

    Published: November 25, 2019

    This executive summary and brief present the latest updates (September 2019) to the Home Visiting Evidence of Effectiveness (HomVEE) review of home visiting program models that serve families with pregnant women and children from birth to age five. The executive summary provides an overview of the review process, a summary of the results, and a link to the HomVEE website for more detailed information...

  • Home Visiting Evidence of Effectiveness Review: Executive Summary & Brief - November 2018

    Published: November 30, 2018

    This executive summary and brief present the latest updates (September, 2018 November 2018) to the Home Visiting Evidence of Effectiveness (HomVEE) review of home visiting program models that serve families with pregnant women and children from birth to age...

  • Home Visiting Evidence of Effectiveness Review: Executive Summary & Brief - September 2018

    Published: October 5, 2018

    This executive summary and brief present the latest updates (September, 2018) to the Home Visiting Evidence of Effectiveness (HomVEE) review of home visiting program models that serve families with pregnant women and children from birth to age five.

    The executive summary provides an overview...

  • Assessing the Research on Home Visiting Program Models Implemented in Tribal Communities

    Published: September 29, 2017

    A portion of the federal funds that support home visiting for mothers and young children are designated specifically for supporting home visiting in tribal communities. Therefore, policymakers and program administrators need to know what research has learned about home visiting in these communities. This series of reports describes an effort to compile and summarize the findings of that research...

  • Home Visiting Evidence of Effectiveness Review: Executive Summary & Brief - September 2017

    Published: September 29, 2017

    This executive summary and brief present the latest updates (September, 2017) to the Home Visiting Evidence of Effectiveness (HomVEE) review of home visiting program models that serve families with pregnant women and children from birth to age five...

  • Home Visiting Evidence of Effectiveness Review: Executive Summary & Brief - April 2017

    This executive summary and brief present the latest updates (2017) to the Home Visiting Evidence of Effectiveness (HomVEE) review of home visiting program models that serve families with pregnant women and children from birth to age five.

    The executive summary provides an overview of the review process, a summary of the results, and a link to the HomVEE website for more detailed information. The brief provides:...

  • Home Visiting Programs: Reviewing Evidence of Effectiveness September 2016

    This year’s Home Visiting Evidence of Effectiveness (HomVEE) review of home visiting models covered six program models: one new model and five previously reviewed models. The one new model, the Parent-Child Assistance Program, and one previously reviewed model, Attachment and Biobehavioral Catch-Up, do not meet U.S. Department of Health and Human Services criteria for an evidence-based program model. HomVEE also updated reviews of four other previously reviewed models...

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