State & Tribal Profiles

Arkansas

Models implemented in Arkansas included Attachment and Biobehavioral Catch-Up, Early Head Start Home-Based Option, Family Connects, Healthy Families America, Home Instruction for Parents of Preschool Youngsters, Nurse-Family Partnership, Parents as Teachers, and SafeCare Augmented. Statewide, 67 local agencies operated at least one of these models.

106,586
home visits provided
including 9,854 virtual visits
6,681
families served
7,417
children served

Ethnicity

10% Hispanic or Latino

Caregiver Education

11% No high school diploma

Child Age

7% <1 year

23% 1-2 years

70% 3-5 years

Child Insurance Status

81% Public

15% Private

4% None

Primary Language

94% English

6% Spanish

<1% Another language

Potential Beneficiaries

In Arkansas, there were 178,200 pregnant women and families with children under 6 years old not yet in kindergarten who could benefit from home visiting. These families included 222,400 children.

222,400 children could benefit from home visiting

Of the 222,400 children who could benefit —

178,200 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 Arkansas who met the following priority criteria:

  • Child <1 20%
  • Single mother 25%
  • Parent with no high school diploma 7%
  • Pregnant woman or mother <21 4%
  • Low income 30%

Of the 178,200 families who could benefit —

54% of families met one or more priority criteria

23% 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: ABC, Family Connects, HFA, HIPPY, NFP, PAT, and SafeCare Augmented. • 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. • ABC reported children served, families served, total home visits, and virtual home visits only. • Family Connects did not report children served or primary language. The number of families served was included as a proxy for children served. • HFA reported primary language of caregivers. • HIPPY did not report virtual home visits. • NFP reported primary language of caregivers. • PAT data for child insurance status and primary language were not included. • SafeCare Augmented reported language of service delivery. SafeCare Augmented did not report children served, home visits, caregiver education, child age, or child insurance status. The number of families served was included as a proxy for children served.