FAQ-Review Process-206

The answer to this question has two parts: 1) how a model is selected for review; and 2) whether a model is determined to meet the criteria established by HHS for an “evidence-based early childhood home visiting service delivery model.”

HomVEE uses a systematic process to select models for review. We conduct a literature search and issue a call for papers. Using the identified research, models are then assigned points based on 1) the number and design of the impact studies and 2) sample sizes of the impact studies. Models are ranked by accumulated points and those with higher rankings are selected for review. For more information on the review process, please see the review page.

HomVEE assesses each selected model to determine if it meets the HHS criteria for an evidence-based model. Information on each reviewed model is included on the HomVEE website, regardless of whether the models meet the HHS criteria, which can be accessed on each model’s “In Brief” page. A full list of models, and whether they meet the HHS criteria, is available in the model evidence summary table.