Evidence on the Long-Term Effects of Home Visiting Programs: Laying the Groundwork for Long-Term Follow-Up in the Mother and Infant Home Visiting Program Evaluation (MIHOPE)




Charles Michalopoulos, Kristen Faucetta, Anne Warren, and Robert Mitchell

Brief Type

Research brief


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


Children from low-income families are more likely than those from higher income families to have poor social, emotional, cognitive, behavioral, and health outcomes. One approach that has helped parents and their young children is home visiting, which provides information, resources, and support to expectant parents and families with young children. This brief summarizes evidence from existing studies on the impact of early childhood home visiting on children 5 and older for four national models of home visiting. (author abstract)

Data Collection Methods

  • Record and document reviews



For More Information

Michalopoulos, C., Faucetta, K., Warren, A., & Mitchell, R. (2017). Evidence on the long-term effects of home visiting programs: Laying the groundwork for long-term follow-up in the Mother and Infant Home Visiting Program Evaluation (MIHOPE) (No. 2017-73) (p. 20). MDRC. Retrieved from http://www.acf.hhs.gov/sites/default/files/opre/mihope_lt_long_term_evidence_brief_508_compliant_corrected.pdf 


  • Cost
  • Participant, Family, and Program Outcomes