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Review Process


To conduct a thorough and transparent review of the home visiting research literature, HomVEE follows seven main steps:

  1. Conduct a broad literature search.
  2. Screen studies for relevance.
  3. Prioritize models for the review.
  4. Rate the quality of impact studies with eligible designs.
  5. Assess the evidence of effectiveness for each model.
  6. Review implementation information for each model.
  7. Address potential conflicts of interest.

To have a complete understanding of possible program effects, the review must include all relevant research to date on models. Thus reviews of new models and updates of existing models systematically include all of the aforementioned steps. Beginning with the 2019 review, HomVEE releases results for models that are not evidence-based (including unreviewed models as well as reviewed models that are not evidence-based) in September of each year. Updates to evidence-based models are released several months later.