These models have met HHS criteria for evidence of effectiveness. Summary information on these models is available in the Overview of Implementation Guidelines. This information is based on information provided by the developers but does not constitute a formal review of whether the models are eligible for implementation under MIECHV.
In addition to the HHS criteria for evidence of effectiveness, there are additional criteria identified in statute for evidence-based models eligible for implementation under MIECHV. Legislative requirements for an evidence-based model to be implemented under MIECHV are that it: “conforms to a clear consistent home visitation model that has been in existence for at least 3 years and is research-based, grounded in relevant empirically-based knowledge, linked to program determined outcomes, associated with a national organization or institution of higher education that has comprehensive home visitation program standards that ensure high quality service delivery and continuous program quality improvement,” among other requirements.
When selecting a model or models for a state or territory, MIECHV grantees must ensure the selection can (1) meet the needs of the identified at-risk communities and/or any specific target populations in statute; (2) provide the best opportunity to achieve meaningful outcomes in benchmark areas and measures; and (3) be implemented effectively with fidelity to the model in the state or territory based on available resources and support from the national model developer. The model(s) selected should also be well-matched to the needs of the state’s or territory’s early childhood system. States or territories may select multiple models for different communities and use a combination of models with a family, avoiding concurrent dual enrollment, to support a continuum of home visiting services that meets families’ specific needs.