Model effectiveness research reports

HomVEE reviews the evidence of effectiveness for specific early childhood home visiting models. On this page, links to models lead to a brief model description and an overview of review results. The results include evidence of model effectiveness, a count of manuscripts from well-designed studies, and a summary of findings by outcome domain. (HomVEE uses the term well-designed impact studies to refer to those whose designs and execution suggest that some or all of the findings were due to the home visiting model rather than other factors.) Rows are highlighted in green if the model meets the HHS criteria for an evidence-based model.

Please read the home visiting model effects page for a summary across models.

Displaying 11 - 20 of 50 Models
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Model:

Family Check-Up® For Children

Population served: 24-35 months, 36-47 months, 48+ months

Favorable results from well-designed research: Child development and school readiness, Maternal health, Positive parenting practices

Meets HHS Criteria:

Yes, Meets HHS Criteria

Manuscripts about well-designed research:
14
Last updated:
2017
Model:

Family Connections (Birth to Age 5)

Population served: 0-11 months, 12-23 months, 24-35 months, 36-47 months, 48+ months

Favorable results from well-designed research: Not applicable - no studies met criteria to be reviewed

Meets HHS Criteria:

No

Manuscripts about well-designed research:
No eligible studies
Last updated:
2011
Model:

Family Connects

Population served: 0-11 months

Favorable results from well-designed research: Child health, Linkages and referrals, Maternal health, Positive parenting practices

Meets HHS Criteria:

Yes, Meets HHS Criteria

Manuscripts about well-designed research:
2
Last updated:
2014
Model:

Family Spirit®

Population served: Pregnant women, 0-11 months, 12-23 months, 24-35 months, Tribal Population

Favorable results from well-designed research: Child development and school readiness, Maternal health, Positive parenting practices

Meets HHS Criteria:

Yes, Meets HHS CriteriaYes, meets HHS criteria for an evidenced based model in tribal populations

Manuscripts about well-designed research:
4
Last updated:
2016
Model:

Following Baby Back Home (FBBH)

Population served: 0-11 months, 12-23 months, 24-35 months

Favorable results from well-designed research: Not applicable

Meets HHS Criteria:

No

Manuscripts about well-designed research:
0
Last updated:
2020
Model:

Health Access Nurturing Development Services (HANDS) Program

Population served: Pregnant women, 0-11 months, 12-23 months

Favorable results from well-designed research: Child health, Family economic self-sufficiency, Maternal health, Reductions in child maltreatment

Meets HHS Criteria:

Yes, Meets HHS Criteria

Manuscripts about well-designed research:
4
Last updated:
2015
Model:

HealthConnect One's® Community-Based Doula Program

Population served: Pregnant women, 0-11 months

Favorable results from well-designed research: Not applicable

Meets HHS Criteria:

No

Manuscripts about well-designed research:
0
Last updated:
2015
Model:

Healthy Beginnings

Population served: Pregnant women, 0-11 months, 12-23 months

Favorable results from well-designed research: Child development and school readiness, Child health, Maternal health, Positive parenting practices

Meets HHS Criteria:

Yes, Meets HHS Criteria

Manuscripts about well-designed research:
2
Last updated:
2015
Model:

Healthy Families America (HFA)®

Population served: Pregnant women, 0-11 months, 12-23 months, 24-35 months, 36-47 months, 48+ months

Favorable results from well-designed research: Child development and school readiness, Child health, Family economic self-sufficiency, Linkages and referrals, Maternal health, Positive parenting practices, Reductions in child maltreatment, Reductions in juvenile delinquency, family violence, and crime

Meets HHS Criteria:

Yes, Meets HHS Criteria

Manuscripts about well-designed research:
27
Last updated:
2020
Model:

Healthy Start-Home Visiting

HHS has determined that Healthy Start is not eligible for review by HomVEE because it is a federal grant program and not a home visiting model. Information on Healthy Start has been removed from the website.

Population served: Not applicable

Favorable results from well-designed research: Not applicable

Not a home visiting model

Manuscripts about well-designed research:
No eligible studies
Last updated: