Projects

Understanding and Expanding the Reach of Home Visiting (HV-REACH)

2021–2025

Project Overview

Objective

To identify, develop, study, and disseminate evidence-informed resources and strategies that will help achieve more equitable access to and participation in early childhood home visiting services and better outcomes for children and families.

Project Motivation

Home visiting supports a range of positive maternal, infant, and early childhood outcomes for families receiving services, but many eligible families are not recruited or do not participate.

Partners in Progress

  • Brazelton Touchpoints Center
  • Social Grove

Prepared For

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Office of Planning, Research, and Evaluation

The Understanding and Expanding the Reach of Home Visiting (HV-REACH) project studies home visiting engagement and develops resources to help home visiting programs achieve more equitable engagement of families.
Evidence-based early childhood home visiting programs support the health, safety, development, and financial self-sufficiency of parents, children, and families alike. Every year, hundreds of thousands of families benefit from these programs, and many more families are eligible and could benefit.

Mathematica and its partners from Brazelton Touchpoints Center and Social Grove are working with the Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation in the Administration for Children and Families, in collaboration with the Health Resources and Services Administration, to build the knowledge base on how home visiting can better engage (1) families that are not recruited in the first place; (2) families that are recruited but do not enroll; (3) families that enroll, but never receive services; and (4) families that are recruited and engage initially, but end their participation early.
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Jessica Harding

Jessica Harding

Senior Researcher

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Rebecca Kleinman

Rebecca Kleinman

Researcher

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Jill Spielfogel

Jill Spielfogel

Researcher

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