Introduction to the Special Issue on Taking Home Visiting to Scale: Findings From the Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting Program State-Led Evaluations




Nicole Denmark, Kyle Peplinski, Mariel Sparr, Judy Labiner‑Wolfe, Susan Zaid, Pooja Gupta, and Kassie Mae Miller

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Journal Publication


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


The Maternal, Infant and Early Childhood Home Visiting (MIECHV) Program is a two generation approach to supporting healthy families through home visits during pregnancy and early childhood. All states and territories receiving MIECHV funding are encouraged to evaluate their programs. This special issue highlights evaluations from 11 awardees—Arkansas, Florida, Illinois, Iowa, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Jersey, Oregon, Pennsylvania, and Tennessee. With the wide expansion of home visiting since the onset of MIECHV, the state-led evaluations contribute to the understanding of replication and scale-up of evidence-based home visiting. (author abstract)

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Denmark, N., Peplinski, K., Sparr, M., Labiner‑Wolfe, J., Zaid, S., Gupta, P., & Miller, K. M. (2018). Introduction to the special issue on taking home visiting to scale: Findings from the Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting Program state-led evaluations. Maternal and Child Health Journal, 22(Suppl 1), S1-S2. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10995-018-2539-5
Author Contact Information:
Nicole Denmark


  • Home Visiting Workforce Characteristics and Workforce Development
  • Participant, Family, and Program Outcomes
  • Program Quality, Continuous Quality Improvement, and Fidelity
  • Participant Recruitment, Retention, Engagement, and Dosage