The National Home Visiting Resource Center (NHVRC) has released its 2021 Home Visiting Yearbook, a nationwide and state-by-state look at early childhood home visiting. The publication presents 2020 data from evidence-based and emerging home visiting models and from state agencies. It includes:
- Where programs operate, the families they serve, and the families who could benefit but are not being reached
- State, tribal, and model profiles
- Services delivered by state awardees of the Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting (MIECHV) Program
Welcome Baby, Healthy Families America, Parents as Teachers — the home visiting programs in Los Angeles County’s Family Strengthening Network — are among the models profiled in this year’s publication.
For the first time, the 2021 Yearbook includes data on virtual home visits (which the study authors say is likely an undercount) to reflect the field’s quick transition to virtual service delivery during the COVID-19 pandemic. It also includes maternal and child health indicator data disaggregated by race and ethnicity to convey families’ wide range of experiences accessing community supports and services. This summary lists key takeaways.
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- Our July 2021 blog post, Comparing Virtual to In-Person Home Visiting in the Welcome Baby Program, gives highlights from LABBN’s published report in the July 2021 issue of Maternal and Child Health Journal, “Shifting from in-person to virtual home visiting in Los Angeles County: Impact on programmatic outcomes.”
- Our March 2020 blog post, Home Visiting in L.A. County: Moving the Needle on Capacity and Efficacy, gives highlights from a research brief of the same name that was produced by the L.A. County Perinatal and Early Childhood Home Visitation Consortium
- For another look at the big picture of home visiting, see the Home Visitor’s Online Handbook. Produced by the Office of Head Start, it highlights Early Head Start programs, but much of it applies to all home visiting models.
At LA Best Babies Network, we work with First 5 LA, Maternal and Child Health Access, PAC/LAC, Work2Live, and County agencies to oversee and support home visiting in Los Angeles County. Learn about our network of home visiting partners, and visit the HomeVisitingLA.org directory to see what programs are available in L.A. County.