State & Tribal Profiles

Arkansas

Models implemented in Arkansas 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, 66 local agencies operated at least one of these models.

125,018
home visits provided
6,268
families served
6,806
children served

Ethnicity

12% Hispanic or Latino

Caregiver Education

17% No high school diploma

Child Age

7% <1 year

12% 1-2 years

81% 3-5 years

Child Insurance Status

77% Public

19% Private

5% None

Primary Language

92% English

8% Spanish

<1% Other

Potential Beneficiaries

In Arkansas, there were 175,900 pregnant women and families with children under 6 years old not yet in kindergarten who could benefit from home visiting. These families included 225,400 children.

225,400 children could benefit from home visiting

Of the 225,400 children who could benefit —

175,900 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 Arkansas who met the following targeting criteria:

  • Child <1 20%
  • Single mother 24%
  • Parent with no high school diploma 8%
  • Pregnant woman or mother <21 5%
  • Low income 31%

Of the 175,900 families who could benefit —

54% of families met one or more targeting criteria

24% 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. • Percentages may not add up 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 programs in AR 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.