Healthy Families America (HFA)® Meets HHS Criteria

Last updated: September 2018

Effects Shown in Research & Outcome Measure Details

Linkages and Referrals

Outcomes Rated Moderate

Healthy Families America (HFA)®
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Outcome measure Effect Follow-up Timing Sample Sample Size Program Group Comparison Group Group Difference Effect size Statistical significance Outcome Type Notes
Referral to AFDC or food stamps
FavorableUnfavorableNo Effect
24 months postpartum Full sample 289 families % = 33.00 % = 26.00 = 7.00 HomeVEE calculated = 0.20 Not statistically significant,
p > 0.10
Primary
Referral to GED prep
FavorableUnfavorableNo Effect
24 months postpartum Full sample 289 families % = 29.00 % = 26.00 = -7.00 HomeVEE calculated = 0.09 Not statistically significant,
p > 0.10
Primary
Referral to WIC
FavorableUnfavorableNo Effect
24 months postpartum Full sample 289 families % = 19.00 % = 12.00 = 7.00 HomeVEE calculated = 0.33 Not statistically significant,
p > 0.10
Primary

footnote61

Submitted by user on Fri, 03/15/2019 - 14:29

In contrast to the study-reported results, HomVEE calculations showed this difference to be statistically significant (p ≤ 0.05). The HomVEE tests of statistical significance are based on the HomVEE calculated effect sizes, whereas authors may have used other techniques to determine statistical significance, such as regression models or analyses of variance (ANOVA).

Referral to adult primary care
FavorableUnfavorableNo Effect
24 months postpartum Full sample 289 families % = 20.00 % = 17.00 = 3.00 HomeVEE calculated = 0.12 Not statistically significant,
p > 0.10
Primary
Referral to child health plus
FavorableUnfavorableNo Effect
24 months postpartum Full sample 289 families % = 18.00 % = 16.00 = 2.00 HomeVEE calculated = 0.09 Not statistically significant,
p > 0.10
Primary
Referral to counseling
FavorableUnfavorableNo Effect
24 months postpartum Full sample 289 families % = 28.00 % = 21.00 = 7.00 HomeVEE calculated = 0.23 Not statistically significant,
p > 0.10
Primary
Referral to daycare/babysitting
FavorableUnfavorableNo Effect
24 months postpartum Full sample 289 families % = 52.00 % = 50.00 = 2.00 HomeVEE calculated = 0.05 Not statistically significant,
p > 0.10
Primary
Referral to domestic violence services
FavorableUnfavorableNo Effect
24 months postpartum Full sample 289 families % = 10.00 % = 5.00 = 5.00 HomeVEE calculated = 0.45 Not statistically significant, p > 0.10 Primary

footnote61

Submitted by user on Fri, 03/15/2019 - 14:29

In contrast to the study-reported results, HomVEE calculations showed this difference to be statistically significant (p ≤ 0.05). The HomVEE tests of statistical significance are based on the HomVEE calculated effect sizes, whereas authors may have used other techniques to determine statistical significance, such as regression models or analyses of variance (ANOVA).

Referral to early intervention program
FavorableUnfavorableNo Effect
24 months postpartum Full sample 289 families % = 28.00 % = 24.00 = 4.00 HomeVEE calculated = 0.13 Not statistically significant,
p > 0.10
Primary
Referral to English as a Second Language
FavorableUnfavorableNo Effect
24 months postpartum Full sample 289 families % = 44.00 % = 36.00 = 8.00 HomeVEE calculated = 0.20 Not statistically significant,
p > 0.10
Primary
Referral to family planning
FavorableUnfavorableNo Effect
24 months postpartum Full sample 289 families % = 25.00 % = 10.00 = 15.00 HomeVEE calculated = 0.67 Statistically significant,
p < 0.01
Primary
Referral to food pantry
FavorableUnfavorableNo Effect
24 months postpartum Full sample 289 families % = 25.00 % = 19.00 = 6.00 HomeVEE calculated = 0.21 Not statistically significant,
p > 0.10
Primary
Referral to housing assistance
FavorableUnfavorableNo Effect
24 months postpartum Full sample 289 families % = 33.00 &#; = 37.00 = -4.00 HomeVEE calculated = -0.11 Not statistically significant,
p > 0.10
Primary
Referral to immigration services
FavorableUnfavorableNo Effect
24 months postpartum Full sample 289 families % = 30.00 % = 23.00 = 7.00 HomeVEE calculated = 0.22 Not statistically significant,
p > 0.10
Primary
Referral to job skills/search
FavorableUnfavorableNo Effect
24 months postpartum Full sample 289 families % = 43.00 % = 39.00 = 4.00 HomeVEE calculated = 0.10 Not statistically significant,
p > 0.10
Primary
Referral to Medicaid
FavorableUnfavorableNo Effect
24 months postpartum Full sample 289 families % = 30.00 % = 36.00 = -6.00 HomeVEE calculated = -0.16 Not statistically significant,
p > 0.10
Primary
Referral to parenting education or training
FavorableUnfavorableNo Effect
24 months postpartum Full sample 289 families % = 14.00 % = 31.00 = -17.00 HomeVEE calculated = -0.62 Statistically significant,
p < 0.001
Primary
Referral to pediatric primary care
FavorableUnfavorableNo Effect
24 months postpartum Full sample 289 families % = 41.00 % = 32.00 = 9.00 HomeVEE calculated = 0.24 Not statistically significant,
p > 0.10
Primary

footnote61

Submitted by user on Fri, 03/15/2019 - 14:29

In contrast to the study-reported results, HomVEE calculations showed this difference to be statistically significant (p ≤ 0.05). The HomVEE tests of statistical significance are based on the HomVEE calculated effect sizes, whereas authors may have used other techniques to determine statistical significance, such as regression models or analyses of variance (ANOVA).

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Outcome Measure Outcome Measure Description Collection method Properties Outcome Type Operations links

Referral to AFDC or food stamps

Percentage of families with one or more service referrals for AFDC or food stamps Review of Service Referral Forms completed by home visitors at the time of referral

Not applicable

Primary

Referral to GED prep

Percentage of families with one or more service referrals for GED prep Review of Service Referral Forms completed by home visitors at the time of referral

Not applicable

Primary

Referral to WIC

Percentage of families with one or more service referrals for WIC Review of Service Referral Forms completed by home visitors at the time of referral

Not applicable

Primary

Referral to adult primary care

Percentage of families with one or more service referrals for adult primary care Review of Service Referral Forms completed by home visitors at the time of referral

Not applicable

Primary

Referral to child health plus

Percentage of families with one or more service referrals for child health plus Review of Service Referral Forms completed by home visitors at the time of referral

Not applicable

Primary

Referral to counseling

Percentage of families with one or more service referrals for counseling Review of Service Referral Forms completed by home visitors at the time of referral

Not applicable

Primary

Referral to daycare/babysitting

Percentage of families with one or more service referrals for daycare/babysitting Review of Service Referral Forms completed by home visitors at the time of referral

Not applicable

Primary

Referral to domestic violence services

Percentage of families with one or more service referrals for domestic violence services Review of Service Referral Forms completed by home visitors at the time of referral

Not applicable

Primary

Referral to early intervention program

Percentage of families with one or more service referrals for early intervention program Review of Service Referral Forms completed by home visitors at the time of referral

Not applicable

Primary

Referral to English as a Second Language

Percentage of families with one or more service referrals for English as a Second Language Review of Service Referral Forms completed by home visitors at the time of referral

Not applicable

Primary

Referral to family planning

Percentage of families with one or more service referrals for family planning Review of Service Referral Forms completed by home visitors at the time of referral

Not applicable

Primary

Referral to food pantry

Percentage of families with one or more service referrals for food pantry Review of Service Referral Forms completed by home visitors at the time of referral

Not applicable

Primary

Referral to housing assistance

Percentage of families with one or more service referrals for housing assistance Review of Service Referral Forms completed by home visitors at the time of referral

Not applicable

Primary

Referral to immigration services

Percentage of families with one or more service referrals for immigration services Review of Service Referral Forms completed by home visitors at the time of referral

Not applicable

Primary

Referral to job skills/search

Percentage of families with one or more service referrals for job skills/search Review of Service Referral Forms completed by home visitors at the time of referral

Not applicable

Primary

Referral to Medicaid

Percentage of families with one or more service referrals for Medicaid Review of Service Referral Forms completed by home visitors at the time of referral

Not applicable

Primary

Referral to parenting education or training

Percentage of families with one or more service referrals for parenting education or training Review of Service Referral Forms completed by home visitors at the time of referral

Not applicable

Primary

Referral to pediatric primary care

Percentage of families with one or more service referrals for pediatric primary care Review of Service Referral Forms completed by home visitors at the time of referral

Not applicable

Primary
Healthy Families America (HFA)®
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Outcome measure Effect Follow-up Timing Sample Sample Size Program Group Comparison Group Group Difference Effect size Statistical significance Outcome Type
Mother received mental health services after pregnancy (self report), time 3
FavorableUnfavorableNo Effect
2 years post enrollment MA sample 611 mothers Not reported Not reported OR = 1.23 HomeVEE calculated = 0.13 Not statistically significant, p = 0.26 Secondary
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Mother received mental health services after pregnancy (self report), time 3

Phone interview question on whether the mother received mental health services since becoming pregnant Mother self-report

Not reported

Secondary
Healthy Families America (HFA)®
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Outcome measure Effect Follow-up Timing Sample Sample Size Program Group Comparison Group Group Difference Effect size Statistical significance Outcome Type
Use of resources
FavorableUnfavorableNo Effect
6 months Arizona sample 180 mothers Mean = 2.71 Mean = 2.06 Mean difference = 0.65 HomeVEE calculated = 4.32 Statistically significant, p =0.007 Secondary
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