Reference Catalog

The NHVRC Reference Catalog features home visiting research and evaluation. Items include evaluation plans, research briefs, conference and poster presentations, cost studies, fact sheets, and NHVRC publications. Select one or more of the checkboxes below and/or enter keywords into the search tool to refine the entries displayed. Inclusion in the NHVRC Reference Catalog does not constitute an endorsement of the product, in whole or in part, or its authors. Please see the bottom of the page for additional information, including our process for selecting items.

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Program Models Included

Head Start and HIPPY Better Together: Examining Current Collaborations

The purpose of this project was to examine the blending of two research-supported early childhood programs, one delivered in the...Read More
Early Head Start Home-Based Option (EHS), Home Instruction for Parents of Preschool Youngsters (HIPPY)

Effecting Change in High Risk Families Through Home Visiting. An Analysis of Clients’ Perceived Value of the Process Based on Professional Attire Worn by Home Visitor; White Coat vs. Business Casual

This paper analyzes the perceptions of pregnant women and families identified as high-risk who receive evidence-based home visiting services through...Read More

Birth Outcomes of Second Children After Community-Based Home Visiting: A Research Protocol

Birth-related outcomes, such as birth weight, have lifelong impacts on health. Home visiting (HV) is an established approach to improve...Read More
Parents as Teachers (PAT)

Organizational Climate and Burnout Among Home Visitors: Testing Mediating Effects of Empowerment

While a large body of literature exists regarding the negative effects of burnout among human service workers, less is known...Read More
Other Models

The Development and Evaluation of a Statewide Training Center for Home Visitors and Supervisors

This paper informs practice in community based home visiting workforce development by describing the development and evaluation of a university-based...Read More
Early Head Start Home-Based Option (EHS), Healthy Families America (HFA), Home Instruction for Parents of Preschool Youngsters (HIPPY), Nurse-Family Partnership (NFP), Parents as Teachers (PAT)

A Comprehensive Evaluation of a Home Visitation Program Model’s Prenatal Physical Activity Curriculum Modules Delivered Primarily to Low-Income Women

Background. Many low-income pregnant women receive prenatal physical activity (PA) curricula modules through home visitation programs. However, there is a...Read More
Other Models

Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting: A Call for a Paradigm Shift in States’ Approaches to Funding

Early home visiting is a vital health promotion strategy that is widely associated with positive outcomes for vulnerable families. To...Read More
Attachment and Biobehavioral Catch-Up (ABC), Child First, Early Head Start Home-Based Option (EHS), Early Intervention Program for Adolescent Mothers, Early Start (New Zealand), Family Check-Up (FCU), Family Connects, Healthy Beginnings, Healthy Families America (HFA), Maternal Early Childhood Sustained Home-Visiting (MECSH), Minding the Baby, Nurse-Family Partnership (NFP), Parents as Teachers (PAT), Play and Learning Strategies (PALS), Safecare

Effective Home Visiting Training: Key Principles and Findings to Guide Training Developers and Evaluators

Purpose Home visiting programs have produced inconsistent outcomes. One challenge for the field is the design and implementation of effective...Read More
Attachment and Biobehavioral Catch-Up (ABC), Early Head Start Home-Based Option (EHS), Healthy Families America (HFA), Nurse-Family Partnership (NFP), Parents as Teachers (PAT)

Innovative Research Methods to Achieve Precision Home Visiting

Purpose: Provide an overview of precision home visiting practice, intervention and research. Example Topics Addressed: Four hallmarks of precision home...Read More

Vermont Children’s Integrated Services and the MECSH Program

Purpose: Provide an introduction to the Vermont Children’s Integrated Services (CIS). Example Topics Addressed: CIS funding sources and reimbursement mechanisms...Read More
Maternal Early Childhood Sustained Home-Visiting (MECSH)

All non-NHVRC products are independently reviewed by two researchers using a standard protocol. Program models listed by name in the catalog meet criteria for evidence of effectiveness as determined by the Home Visiting Evidence of Effectiveness project (HomVEE). Program models that do not meet HomVEE criteria are included in the “Other Models” category. The HealthySteps model can no longer be implemented with MIECHV funds. Learn more on our models page.