State & Tribal Profiles

Alaska

Models implemented in Alaska included Early Head Start Home-Based Option, Nurse-Family Partnership, and Parents as Teachers. Statewide, 17 local agencies operated at least one of these models.

6,542
home visits provided
including 4,301 virtual visits
852
families served
724
children served

Ethnicity

15% Hispanic or Latino

Caregiver Education

12% No high school diploma

Child Age

23% <1 year

47% 1-2 years

30% 3-5 years

Child Insurance Status

77% Public

18% Private

5% None

Primary Language

84% English

7% Spanish

9% Another language

Potential Beneficiaries

In Alaska, there were 47,600 pregnant women and families with children under 6 years old not yet in kindergarten who could benefit from home visiting. These families included 62,200 children.

62,200 children could benefit from home visiting

Of the 62,200 children who could benefit —

47,600 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 priority criteria:

  • Child <1 22%
  • Single mother 20%
  • Parent with no high school diploma 4%
  • Pregnant woman or mother <21 3%
  • Low income 19%

Of the 47,600 families who could benefit —

46% of families met one or more priority criteria

15% 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. 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. • 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 did not require reporting on 2020 data due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The number of children served in 2019 was included as a proxy for children and families served in 2020. • NFP reported primary language of caregivers. • PAT data for child insurance status and primary language were not included.