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State & Tribal Profiles

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2023 Yearbook


Models implemented in Alabama included Early Head Start Home-Based Option, Healthy Families America, Home Instruction for Parents of Preschool Youngsters, Nurse-Family Partnership, and Parents as Teachers. Statewide, 46 local agencies operated at least one of these models.

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9% Hispanic or Latino

Caregiver Education

17% No high school diploma

Child Age

11% <1 year

22% 1-2 years

67% 3-5 years

Child Insurance Status

74% Public

21% Private

5% None

Primary Language

91% English

8% Spanish

1% Another language

Potential Beneficiaries

In Alabama, there were 267,000 pregnant women and families with children under 6 years old not yet in kindergarten who could benefit from home visiting. These families included 342,600 children.

342,600 children could benefit from home visiting

Of the 342,600 children who could benefit —

267,000 families could benefit from home visiting

Many home visiting services are geared toward particular subpopulations. The NHVRC estimated the percentage of families who could benefit in Alabama who met the following targeting criteria:

  • Child <1 19%
  • Single mother 27%
  • Parent with no high school diploma 9%
  • Pregnant woman or mother <21 4%
  • Low income 30%

Of the 267,000 families who could benefit —

55% of families met one or more priority criteria

25% of families met two or more priority criteria

NHVRC State Profiles present data provided by evidence-based models, which include both MIECHV and non-MIECHV data. • Percentages may not add up to 100 due to rounding. • To protect confidentiality, race and ethnicity categories with 10 or fewer participants were replaced with *. • Public insurance includes Medicaid, CHIP, and TRICARE. • Low income is defined as family income below the federal poverty threshold. • Single mothers include single, never married mothers or pregnant women. • EHS programs in AL offer a combination of service options. EHS data are not included because home-based service data cannot be isolated from statewide data. • HFA reports primary language of caregivers. • PAT data for child insurance status and primary language are not included.