Research on Home Visiting

Website links and home visiting resources including information about the effectiveness of home visiting national program models.

Our Kids The American Dream in Crisis

A book by Robert Putnam. It’s the American dream: get a good education, work hard, buy a house, and achieve prosperity and success. This is the America we believe in—a nation of opportunity, constrained only by ability and effort. But during the last twenty-five years we have seen a disturbing “opportunity gap” emerge. Americans have always believed in equality of opportunity, the idea that all kids, regardless of their family background, should have a decent chance to improve their lot in life. Now, this central tenet of the American dream seems no longer true or at the least, much less true than it was.

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Home Visiting Evidence of Effectiveness (HomVEE)

The Department of Health and Human Services launched Home Visiting Evidence of Effectiveness (HomVEE) to conduct a thorough and transparent review of the home visiting research literature. For more information on the report and a review of the evidence based home visiting models, please Click Here. 

Home Visiting Longitudinal Research Study

In 2010, the Ounce of Prevention Fund and the First Five Years Fund, along with organizations across the country, successfully advocated for a home visiting provision to be included in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. The legislation will provide $1.5 billion over five years for home visiting programs. States will be able to establish and expand high-quality, evidence-based, voluntary home visiting services to expectant families and those with young children. For more information, please Click Here. 

Expanding Home Visiting Research New Measures of Success

A free report on expanding Home Visiting research.

Additional Resources

Other organizations with research recommendations and recommendations on early childhood practice and policy include:


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