Resources

State-based Home Visiting: Strengthening Programs through State Leadership: This report, written by Kay Johnson, The National Center for Children in Poverty (NCCP), Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University, discusses the nature of home visiting programs; highlights the results of a survey on how state-based home visiting programs are structured and financed and respond to diverse family needs; describes how states are strengthening home visiting programs; and includes recommendations for national and state-level leadership.  

The Case for Home Visiting: Strong Families Start With a Solid Foundation: This brief published by the Pew Foundation – Center of the States, highlights the benefits of voluntary home visiting programs on women, infants and families.  The Pew Home Visiting Campaign partners with policy makers and advocates to promote smart state investments in quality, voluntary home-based programs for new and expectant families.  

MCH Library at Georgetown University - Home Visiting Resource Brief: This resource brief has been updated to reflect information on home visiting in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act passed in March 2010. It provides summaries and links to websites, model and promising programs and databases for further research. A bibliography of recent publications is also included. 

Realizing the Promise of Home Visitation: Addressing Domestic Violence and Child Maltreatment: This brief, published by the Family Violence Prevention Fund (FVPF) in partnership with the National Child Abuse Coalition and Safe Start Center, with sponsorship from the Avon Foundation for Women, is designed as a resource to help policymakers enhance the effectiveness and reach of home visitation programs by outlining best practices and offering recommendations for integrating domestic violence into existing programs. The brief recommends funding research to determine the most effective methods for integration and collecting additional data, especially in updating the Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System, to measure the ways violence impacts families.