Healthy Steps (National Evaluation 1996 Protocol) Meets HHS Criteria

This report focuses on Healthy Steps as implemented in the 1996 evaluation. HHS has determined that home visiting is not the primary service delivery strategy and the model does not meet current requirements for MIECHV program implementation.

Model effectiveness research report last updated: 2011

Effects shown in research & outcome measure details

Reductions in juvenile delinquency, family violence, and crime

Findings rated high

Healthy Steps - PrePare supplement relative to Healthy Steps only subgroup
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Outcome measure Effect Follow-up timing Sample Sample size Intervention group Comparison group Group difference Effect size Statistical significance
Domestic violence in past year
FavorableUnfavorable or ambiguousNo Effect
30 months Healthy Steps sample 239 mothers Mean = 0.03 Mean = 0.01 OR = 2.09 HomeVEE calculated = 0.44 Not statistically significant, p ≥ 0.05
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Outcome measure Outcome measure description Collection method Properties

Domestic violence in past year

The presence or absence of significant physical domestic violence in the preceding 12 months

Parent/caregiver report

Not applicable

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