State & Tribal Profiles

Alaska

Models implemented in Alaska included Early Head Start Home-Based Option, Nurse-Family Partnership, and Parents as Teachers. Statewide, 15 local agencies operated at least one of these models.

4,588
home visits provided
787
families served
721
children served

Ethnicity

11% Hispanic or Latino

Caregiver Education

13% No high school diploma

Child Age

34% <1 year

52% 1-2 years

13% 3-5 years

Child Insurance Status

85% Public

6% Private

8% None

Primary Language

85% English

3% Spanish

12% Other

Potential Beneficiaries

In Alaska, there were 48,200 pregnant women and families with children under 6 years old not yet in kindergarten who could benefit from home visiting. These families included 63,400 children.

63,400 children could benefit from home visiting

Of the 63,400 children who could benefit —

48,200 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 Alaska who met the following targeting criteria:

  • Child <1 23%
  • Single mother 19%
  • Parent with no high school diploma 4%
  • Pregnant woman or mother <21 4%
  • Low income 20%

Of the 48,200 families who could benefit —

48% of families met one or more targeting criteria

16% of families met two or more targeting criteria

NHVRC State Profiles present data provided by evidence-based models, which include both MIECHV and non-MIECHV data. This State Profile includes participant data from the following evidence-based models: EHS, NFP, and PAT. • Missing and unknown data were not included in calculations. • Percentages may not add to 100 due to rounding. • 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 data may be underreported. Data include EHS programs that provided home-based services only. EHS race, ethnicity, and primary language data include children and pregnant caregivers. EHS did not report home visits or families served. The number of children served was included as a proxy for families served. • NFP reported primary language of caregivers. • PAT data for child insurance status and primary language were not included.