State and Local

A variety of state and territory agencies administer home visiting programs, including agencies focused on health, human services, early childhood, and justice. They typically work with local agencies to deliver services to families. Local agencies may be operated by state or local government, schools, hospitals or clinics, tribal organizations, nonprofit organizations, and faith-based organizations.

Agencies may offer a mix of evidence-based and innovative, locally developed home visiting models. They connect families to a program in the community that meets their needs.

Many agencies elect to participate in national home visiting initiatives. The Home Visiting Collaborative Improvement and Innovation Network (HV CoIIN) helps teams from local agencies across the country to collaborate on best practices and areas for improvement. The Home Visiting Applied Research Collaborative (HARC) brings together programs and researchers in the Practice-Based Research Network.