What is Home Visiting Evidence of Effectiveness?

Coming Soon: Updated Handbook of Procedures and Evidence Standards

The public comment period for the proposed updates to the procedures and standards that guide the HomVEE systematic evidence review process closed on September 1, 2020. HomVEE will be releasing updated handbook later in 2020.

The Department of Health and Human Services launched the Home Visiting Evidence of Effectiveness (HomVEE) review to conduct a thorough and transparent 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 (that is, up through age 5).

The HomVEE review assesses the quality of the research evidence. Information in HomVEE about models and implementation reflects information provided by the developer or other model stakeholders. Questions about the models should be directed to the developers or other model stakeholders. Contact information is provided for each model in the model's implementation profile.


At this website you will find…

  • The HomVEE executive summary is a comprehensive overview of review procedures, standards, and results.
  • The model reports provide a brief model description and review results including evidence of model effectiveness, details of the studies, and a summary of findings by outcome domain.
  • Outcome domain reports organize the review results by type of outcome, and include evidence of effectiveness for outcomes in the domain, a summary of findings for the domain by model, and details on specific outcomes and measures.
  • Implementation profiles include information such as prerequisites for implementation, training requirements, estimated costs, implementation experiences, and model contact information.
  • Details on how the review was conducted can be found in the Review Process pages.
  • A study search tool can be used to search all studies included in the review.