Implementing Family Connects Meets HHS Criteria

Implementation last updated: 2020

The information in this profile reflects feedback, if provided, from this model’s developer as of the above date. The description of the implementation of the model(s) here may differ from how the model(s) was implemented in the research reviewed to determine this model’s evidence of effectiveness. Inclusion in the implementation report does not mean the practices described meet the HHS criteria for evidence of effectiveness. Similarly, models described here may not all have impact studies, and those with impact studies may vary in their effectiveness. Please see the Effectiveness button on the left for more information about research on the effectiveness of the models discussed here.

Estimated costs of implementation

Average cost per family

Family Connects costs about $500 to $700 (2016 dollars) per child, including oversight, family recruitment, staff salaries and benefits, local travel reimbursement, and materials. Costs vary by community based on local wages, extent of travel, population size, existing data systems, and other factors.
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Labor costs

Labor costs vary based on local factors such as the number of families served and cost of living.
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Purchase of model or operating license

Certification requires training and consultation coordinated through Family Connects International. Costs are based on the scale and complexity of the site’s implementation plan, such as the number of births and geographic area, and are negotiated on a site-by-site basis. Information about certification and operation costs is available from Family Connects International.
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Cost of materials and forms

The site training and ongoing certification fees include all required assessment and visit documentation materials. However, sites may choose to spend more to give families other supportive materials, such as gift bags, or to develop marketing materials.
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Cost of training and technical assistance

Training costs are based on community factors, including a site’s implementation readiness, and existing home visiting programming. Consultation for implementation readiness and training and technical assistance are available from Family Connects International. No information is available about the costs for consulting or contracting with Family Connects International.
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Infrastructure costs

The Family Connects database is available to program sites. No information is available about the costs of using the database. Sites may use free software, such as MySQL, to manage the database.
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Recruitment and retention costs

Costs associated with family recruitment are included in the estimate of the average cost per family. Costs associated with family retention are zero or minimal because of the brief nature of the model.
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Implementation notes

The information contained on this page was last updated in July 2020. Recommended further reading lists the sources for this information. In addition, the information contained in this profile was reviewed for accuracy by Family Connects International on February 25, 2020. HomVEE reserves the right to edit the profile for clarity and consistency.

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