Costs of Evidence-Based Early Childhood Home Visiting: Results From the Mother Infant Home Visiting Program Evaluation




Phaedra S. Corso, Justin B. Ingels, and Rebecca L. Walcott

Brief Type

Evaluation Report


  • Early Head Start Home-Based Option (EHS)
  • Healthy Families America (HFA)
  • Nurse-Family Partnership (NFP)
  • Parents as Teachers (PAT)


Purpose: Examine the allocation of resources at MIECHV-funded programs in the MIHOPE cost analysis sample; estimate the cost for each family served in MIHOPE; and investigate how these costs differ across families, local programs, and evidence-based models.
Example Topics Addressed:
Cost analysis goals, data, and analysis approach
The allocation of resources at home visiting programs
The cost to serve a family during the family’s first year

Data Collection Methods

  • Program administrative record reviews
  • Surveys or questionnaires



For More Information

Corso, P. S., Ingels, J. B., & Walcott, R. L. (2022). Costs of evidence-based early childhood home visiting: Results from the Mother and  Infant Home Visiting Program Evaluation. (OPRE Report No. 2022–01). Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation, Administration for Children and Families, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. https://www.acf.hhs.gov/sites/default/files/documents/opre/MIHOPE%20Cost%20Report%20Final%2006-23-22.pdf


  • Cost