Reference Catalog

The NHVRC Reference Catalog features home visiting research and evaluation, including evaluation plans, research briefs, conference and poster presentations, cost studies, and fact sheets. 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 our review process, including where to send submissions.

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Cross-Sector Support for Health Equity in Early Childhood During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Date: 2021

Type of Product: Report

This brief presents lessons learned from cross-sector early childhood health equity initiatives in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic and continued systematic racism. Information was derived from interviews with six community initiative representatives. As part of a larger project entitled...Read More

Reducing Poverty‑Related Disparities in Child Development and School Readiness: The Smart Beginnings Tiered Prevention Strategy that Combines Pediatric Primary Care with Home Visiting

Date: 2021

Type of Product: Journal Publication

This paper describes the Smart Beginnings Integrated Model, an innovative, tiered approach for addressing school readiness disparities in low-income children from birth to age 3 in the United States through universal engagement of low-income families and primary prevention in pediatric...Read More

Social Determinants of Health Discussed with Mothers During Personal Visits Before and During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Date: 2021

Type of Product: Journal Publication

Model(s):

  • Parents as Teachers (PAT)
Purpose: This report describes the social determinants of health (SDOH) discussed during personal visits at the time leading up to and during the first 4 months of the pandemic from families across the United States. Methods: This is a secondary...Read More

Context for Implementing a Gestational Weight Gain Program Nationally

Date: 2018

Type of Product: Journal Publication

Model(s):

  • Parents as Teachers (PAT)
Objectives: Use the Consolidated Framework for Implementation Research to describe the context in which a gestational weight gain (GWG) intervention, embedded within Parents as Teachers (PAT), will be implemented at PAT sites nationwide. Methods: Ten site leaders and six parent...Read More

Introduction to the Special Section: The Development of Infant Mental Health Home Visiting in Michigan State Government

Date: 2020

Type of Product: Journal Publication

This issue of the Infant Mental Health Journal presents the first papers from a tripartite evaluation study of state-sponsored infant mental health home visiting program in Michigan, United States. This series of studies has been led by Kate Rosenblum PhD...Read More

Implementing Goal Mama: Barriers and Facilitators to Introducing Mobile Health Technology in a Public Health Nurse Home-Visiting Program

Date: 2021

Type of Product: Journal Publication

Model(s):

  • Nurse-Family Partnership (NFP)
The present study explores barriers and facilitators experienced by public health nurses introducing a mobile health technology platform (Goal Mama) to the Nurse-Family Partnership home-visiting program. Goal Mama is a HIPAA-compliant goal-coaching and visit preparation platform that clients and nurses...Read More

Caregiver Social Support and Engagement in the Family Check-Up Across Early and Middle Childhood

Date: 2021

Type of Product: Dissertation

Model(s):

  • Family Check-Up (FCU)
The present study used a longitudinal design to examine the relationship between caregiver social support and engagement in the Family Check-Up (FCU) parenting intervention between child ages 2 to 5, 7.5 to 10.5, and 2 to 10.5. It also assessed...Read More

Home Visitor Professional Well-Being: What It Is and Why It Matters

Date: 2022

Type of Product: Report

Home visiting increasingly looks to staff well-being to strengthen its workforce, yet similar to other fields, it has not clearly defined the concept. Viewed broadly, well-being comprises multiple domains—including physical, emotional, intellectual, social, financial, and spiritual. This breadth makes it...Read More

Listening to Parent Voices: How Technology Changed What’s Possible in Home Visiting and Infant Mental Health Programs

Date: 2021

Type of Product: Evaluation Report

Model(s):

  • Early Head Start Home-Based Option (EHS)
  • Healthy Families America (HFA)
The onset of the COVID-19 global pandemic led infant mental health and home visiting programs to shift to providing services using remote strategies and technology. To inform the quality of these services moving forward, we spoke with 100 parents/caregivers and...Read More

A Pilot Intervention to Strengthen Coordination Between Primary Care and Prenatal and Early Childhood Home Visiting for Vulnerable Families in Baltimore

Date: 2020

Type of Product: Poster

Coordination between primary care and evidence-based prenatal/early childhood home visiting is not well studied. This poster describes a mixed methods pilot study to test an intervention to improve the coordination between primary care and home visiting for high-risk pregnant women...Read More

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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. Learn more on our models page.