The Mother and Infant Home Visiting Program Evaluation (MIHOPE): Early Findings on the Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting Program: A Report to Congress




Charles Michalopoulos, Helen Lee, Anne Duggan, Erika Lundquist, Ada Tso, Sarah Shea Crowne, Lori Burrell, Jennifer Somers, Jill H. Filene, and Virginia Knox

Brief Type

Report to Congress


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


Purpose: Evaluate MIECHV home visiting services across four components: (1) needs assessments; (2) effectiveness of home visiting services; (3) effectiveness of home visiting services on different populations; and (4) impact of home visiting services on health care systems.
Example Topics Addressed:
State-by-state analysis of needs assessments
State responses to needs assessments
Effect of home visiting services on child and parent outcomes
Effect of home visiting services on different populations
Impact of home visiting activities on health care systems
Local program implementation
Effect of variations in program implementation on program outcomes

Data Collection Methods

  • Home Visit Observations
  • Interviews
  • Record and document reviews
  • Surveys or questionnaires




  • Home Visiting Workforce Characteristics and Workforce Development
  • Participant Characteristics
  • Program Quality, Continuous Quality Improvement, and Fidelity