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User-friendly brief on HomVEE prioritization procedures

February 2018

This brief describes the procedures used in the HomVEE project to determine which models to review. It provides hypothetical examples to illustrate the prioritization criteria and answers frequently asked questions about prioritization.

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HomVEE fact sheet

February 2018

The HomVEE project systematically reviews the research on home visiting models that serve pregnant women or families with children up to kindergarten entry. It determines which models have enough rigorous evidence to be considered evidence-based according to criteria defined by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). This 3-page fact sheet describes how the HomVEE project evaluates home visiting programs and provides stakeholders with an overview of how evidence-based home visiting models are identified through a four step evaluation process.

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HomVEE updated reporting guide for study authors

February 2018

The author reporting guide, which has been updated from the 2016 version, provides evaluators guidance about how to describe randomized controlled trials and matched comparison group design studies, and report their findings clearly so that systematic reviews can use their results. Reporting the information described in this guide is considered a best practice in general, and the information can help HomVEE reviewers assess the appropriate rating to assign to the study. The latest update clearly identifies the information that HomVEE seeks from evaluators, which will help the project assign prioritization points that determine which home visiting models are reviewed.

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Implementing a Home Visiting Model in Tribal Communities: Takeaways from the HomVEE Tribal Review

February 2018

This brief summarizes findings related to the implementation and effectiveness of home visiting in tribal communities. It is intended for program administrators, but may be useful to other audiences interested in home visiting in tribal communities. The brief draws on results from HomVEE’s review of research in tribal communities that included research through 2015.

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Designing and Conducting Home Visiting Evaluations in Tribal Communities: Takeaways from the HomVEE Tribal Review

February 2018

This brief summarizes findings on designing and conducting home visiting evaluations in tribal communities and the effectiveness of the models examined for the HomVEE review. It is intended for program evaluators, but may be useful to other audiences interested in home visiting in tribal communities. The brief draws on results from HomVEE’s review of research in tribal communities that included research through 2015.

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Developing Home Visiting Models for Tribal Communities: Takeaways from the HomVEE Tribal Review

February 2018

This brief summarizes key findings related to the development and effectiveness of home visiting models in tribal communities. It is intended for home visiting model developers, but may be useful to other audiences interested in home visiting in tribal communities. The brief draws on results from HomVEE’s review of research in tribal communities that included research through 2015.

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HomVEE releases updated prioritization procedures

November 2017

HomVEE has updated the procedures for how home visiting models are prioritized for review. First, when a non-evidence-based model is eligible for re-review, studies already reviewed by HomVEE that received a high or moderate rating will now receive the same number of points as new studies. Second, studies that examine a U.S. population, indigenous population, or a priority population (as identified in statute) will receive more points in the prioritization process. Finally, after totaling the points on studies for each model, HomVEE will apply additional points for a series of model-level factors that will give models more points in the prioritization process for meeting specific MIECHV-relevant criteria, in order to more closely align HomVEE with the MIECHV Program.


Assessing the Research on Home Visiting models Implemented in Tribal Communities Part 1: Evidence of Effectiveness

September 2017

A portion of the federal funds that support home visiting for mothers and families with 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. To assess the evidence of effectiveness of models that have been implemented in tribal communities, HomVEE conducted a targeted systematic review. The review included studies of home visiting models implemented in tribal communities. Part 1 of this report describes the review process and findings, descriptive information about the models evaluated, and summary conclusions about effectiveness. The review was originally released in February 2011; the updated version includes results through the 2016 review.

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Assessing the Research on Home Visiting models Implemented in Tribal Communities Part 2: Lessons Learned about Implementation and Evaluation

September 2017

A portion of the federal funds that support home visiting for mothers and families with 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. To assess the evidence of effectiveness of models that have been implemented in tribal communities, HomVEE conducted a targeted systematic review. The review included studies of home visiting models implemented in tribal communities. Part 2 of this report describes key lessons learned from home visiting models implemented in tribal communities, including gaps in the research literature that create challenges for assessing effectiveness and suggestions for strengthening future research in this area. The review was originally released in February 2011; the updated version includes results through the 2016 review.

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