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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National Home Visiting Summit: A Place to Build and Grow Community

Date: 2020

Type of Product: Brief

Purpose: Provide an overview of Start Early’s coordination of the National Home Visiting Summit. Example Topics Addressed: Role of the Steering Committee Creation of three Communities of Practice (COP) Vision for the Summit in future years to address equity, systems...Read More

MIECHV as Node Within a Constellation of Programs Needed to Achieve Health Equity

Date: 2020

Type of Product: Brief

Purpose: Describe the evolution of MIECHV as part of a larger system seeking to improve outcomes for children and families. Example Topics Addressed: Unique partnerships and collaborations with MIECHV Importance of collaboration to achieve health equity

Parent Leadership and Voice in Michigan: An Evolving Commitment That is Contingent on Trust and Humility

Date: 2020

Type of Product: Brief

Purpose: Provide an overview of the evolution of parent leadership and voice in shaping early childhood policies and programs in Michigan. Example Topics Addressed: Parent leadership as an integral part of MIECHV implementation Contributions of parents in strengthening services for...Read More

Shifting Behavior From a Model-Specific Orientation to Cross-Model Collaboration: The Evolution of the National Alliance of Home Visiting Models

Date: 2020

Type of Product: Brief

Purpose: Provide an overview of the development and progression of the National Alliance for Home Visiting Models (Alliance). Example Topics Addressed: Challenges and barriers to cross-model collaboration prior to the formation of the Alliance Development of an MOU that outlines...Read More

Shifting Mindsets: How Understanding the Need for Parent Voice and Network Principles Shapes Perspective of a Social Science Research Analyst

Date: 2020

Type of Product: Brief

Purpose: To outline the importance of parent voice and network principles in the research and evaluation of human services programs. Example Topics Addressed: Importance of collaborative relationships in research and evaluation Examples of successful participatory research projects

The Power of Networks: How Network Principles Helped the Home Visiting Field Successfully Communicate Program Outcomes

Date: 2020

Type of Product: Brief

Purpose: Describe how network principles were used to effectively frame the results of the MIHOPE impact study. Example Topics Addressed: Conception of a white paper to highlight the importance of research to develop and strengthen programs Successes and lessons learned

What Policies Advance Infants and Toddlers? Evidence to Inform State and Federal Options

Date: 2020

Type of Product: Journal Publication

Model(s):

  • Early Head Start Home-Based Option
  • Healthy Families America (HFA)
  • Nurse-Family Partnership (NFP)
  • Parents as Teachers (PAT)
A variety of civic actors—government, associations, and local agencies—work to help parents advance the vitality of our youngest children. Empirical findings accumulating over the past half-century identify benefits for infants and toddlers stemming from three policy models: paid leave for...Read More

Responsive Partnerships with Families: Results from Piloting a Home Visitor Communication Toolkit

Date: 2020

Type of Product: Presentation

Model(s):

  • Early Head Start Home-Based Option
  • Healthy Families America (HFA)
  • Home Instruction for Parents of Preschool Youngsters (HIPPY)
  • Nurse-Family Partnership (NFP)
  • SafeCare/SafeCare Augmented
Recent evaluations, including the recent MIHOPE report, note the need to focus on home visitor training, specifically on the use of observation of practice as an important tool for skill improvement. This workshop presents a recently developed toolkit that focuses...Read More

Collaborative Advocacy for Better Health: Integrating Legal Aid Services Into Home Visiting Programs

Date: 2020

Type of Product: Presentation

Model(s):

  • Nurse-Family Partnership (NFP)
  • Other Models
  • Parents as Teachers (PAT)
Research has shown that social, economic and environmental factors shape health outcomes, and are especially powerful during periods of development, including pregnancy and early childhood. Since 2010, Health, Education and Legal Assistance Project: A Medical-Legal Partnership (HELP) has partnered with...Read More

The Home Visiting National Landscape: Meeting Families Where They Are

Date: 2020

Type of Product: Poster

Model(s):

  • Attachment and Biobehavioral Catch-Up (ABC)
  • Child First
  • Early Head Start Home-Based Option
  • Family Check-Up (FCU)
  • Family Connects
  • Family Spirit
  • 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)
  • Minding the Baby
  • Nurse-Family Partnership (NFP)
  • Other Models
  • Parents as Teachers (PAT)
  • Play and Learning Strategies (PALS) Infant
  • SafeCare/SafeCare Augmented
The National Home Visiting Resource Center (NHVRC) is a source for comprehensive information about early childhood home visiting. Its goal is to support sound decisions in policy and practice to help children and families thrive. The annual Home Visiting Yearbook...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.