Reference Catalog Filter Details
Items in the NHVRC Reference Catalog can be filtered by topic, date, data collection method, and home visiting model.
Collaboration and Coordination: Includes products focused on how home visiting programs collaborate and coordinate with other community services (e.g., discussing the development of centralized intake systems or other systems building efforts). Also includes products focused on continued efforts to increase coordination and collaboration with other organizations, or on the evaluation of enhancements designed to improve collaboration and coordination.
Home Visiting Workforce Characteristics and Workforce Development:Includes products that describe the characteristics of the home visiting workforce and issues related to workforce well-being and development. Also includes products focused on efforts or initiatives to promote home visiting workforce knowledge, skills, and competencies through professional development, training, coaching, or supervision.
Participant Characteristics: Includes products focused on describing the characteristics of home visiting participants. This might include demographic characteristics or more dynamic characteristics, such as mental or physical health and well-being, or the impact of participant characteristics on child-, family-, and program-level outcomes.
Participant Recruitment, Retention, Engagement, and Dosage: Includes products focused on issues related to levels of participant recruitment, retention, engagement, and dosage and on strategies for promoting participant engagement. Might include products focused on coordinated outreach and partnerships with other organizations to increase incoming referrals to home visiting services.
Program Enhancements, Innovations, and Promising Approaches: Includes products focused on testing enhancements, innovations, or “add-ons” to home visiting programs. May include products testing the integration of new approaches into home visiting services to address a given topic or problem (e.g., maternal depression, workforce development, family engagement) through enhancements or program “add-ons.” Also includes products testing promising approach models.
Program Quality, Continuous Quality Improvement, and Fidelity: Includes products focused on issues and measures of program quality, engagement in continuous quality improvement activities, or fidelity and fidelity monitoring
Data Collection Methods
Interviews: Includes use of structured or semistructured protocols to facilitate a guided discussion with no more than three individuals. Does not include use of an interview format to administer a set of standardized tools and/or surveys/questionnaires.
Standardized Assessment Tools: Includes use of any standardized tool that is scored and interpreted in a standard or consistent way. Includes any tool that has an established scoring system, even if it includes the term “questionnaire” (e.g., maternal depression questionnaires)
Video-Recorded Observations: See Home Observation.
Agencies can choose from dozens of home visiting models when working with families. The models have much in common: they focus on families with young children, they are voluntary, and they deliver services in the home or another preferred location. The models also vary based on factors such as their purpose, who delivers services, the duration or intensity of home visits, and the evidence supporting the model.
Currently, the following home visiting models meet U.S. Department of Health and Human Services criteria for evidence of effectiveness according to the Home Visiting Evidence of Effectiveness project (HomVEE):
Attachment and Biobehavioral Catch-Up (ABC)
Early Head Start Home-Based Option (EHS)
Early Head Start, Home Visiting (EHS-HV)
Early Intervention Program for Adolescent Mothers
Early Start (New Zealand)
Family Check-Up (FCU)
Family Check-Up For Children
Health Access Nurturing Development Services (HANDS)
Healthy Families America (HFA)
Home Instruction for Parents of Preschool Youngsters (HIPPY)
Maternal Early Childhood Sustained Home-Visiting (MECSH)
Maternal Infant Health Program
Minding the Baby
Nurse-Family Partnership (NFP)
Oklahoma’s Community-Based Family Resource and Support (CBFRS) Program**
Parents as Teachers (PAT)
Play and Learning Strategies (PALS)
Play and Learning Strategies (PALS)-Infant Early Start
Project 12 Ways/SafeCare
The NHVRC also collects data from emerging models that do not meet HomVEE criteria; see the 2019 Home Visiting Yearbook for profiles of nine emerging models.
*During a recent update, HomVEE revised the HealthySteps profile to include changes to the model, noting home visiting is not HealthySteps’ primary service delivery strategy. States could implement HealthySteps with MIECHV funds in fiscal years 2014 and 2015 but could no longer do so beginning in fiscal year 2016.
**Oklahoma’s Community-Based Family Resource and Support Program is no longer in operation. See the HomVEE site for details.
***In July 2018, HomVEE updated its report on SafeCare to state that the model did not meet criteria for the general or tribal population. An adaptation known as SafeCare Augmented does meet criteria for the general population.