State & Tribal Profiles

Arkansas

Models implemented in Arkansas included Early Head Start Home-Based Option, Family Connects, 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.

121,295
home visits provided
5,975
families served
6,544
children served

Ethnicity

12% Hispanic or Latino

Caregiver Education

13% No high school diploma

Child Age

7% <1 year

11% 1-2 years

82% 3-5 years

Child Insurance Status

76% Public

20% Private

4% None

Primary Language

93% English

7% Spanish

<1% Other

Potential Beneficiaries

In Arkansas, there were 176,600 pregnant women and families with children under 6 years old not yet in kindergarten who could benefit from home visiting. These families included 223,500 children.

223,500 children could benefit from home visiting

Of the 223,500 children who could benefit —

176,600 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 Arkansas who met the following targeting criteria:

  • Child <1 20%
  • Single mother 25%
  • Parent with no high school diploma 7%
  • Pregnant woman or mother <21 5%
  • Low income 30%

Of the 176,600 families who could benefit —

54% of families met one or more priority criteria

24% 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: Family Connects, HFA, HIPPY, 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. • Family Connects reported families served and home visits only. The number of families served was included as a proxy for children served. • HFA reported primary language of caregivers. • NFP reported primary language of caregivers. • PAT data for child insurance status and primary language were not included.