State & Tribal Profiles

California

Models implemented in California included Attachment and Biobehavioral Catch-Up, Early Head Start Home-Based Option, Family Connects, Family Spirit, Healthy Families America, Home Instruction for Parents of Preschool Youngsters, Nurse-Family Partnership, and Parents as Teachers. Statewide, 225 local agencies operated at least one of these models.

98,820
home visits provided
13,171
families served
12,729
children served

Ethnicity

73% Hispanic or Latino

Caregiver Education

31% No high school diploma

Child Age

36% <1 year

49% 1-2 years

14% 3-5 years

Child Insurance Status

91% Public

8% Private

2% None

Primary Language

59% English

36% Spanish

5% Other

Potential Beneficiaries

In California, there were 2,169,700 pregnant women and families with children under 6 years old not yet in kindergarten who could benefit from home visiting. These families included 2,871,600 children.

2,871,600 children could benefit from home visiting

Of the 2,871,600 children who could benefit —

2,169,700 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 California who met the following targeting criteria:

  • Child <1 18%
  • Single mother 23%
  • Parent with no high school diploma 10%
  • Pregnant woman or mother <21 2%
  • Low income 23%

Of the 2,169,700 families who could benefit —

50% of families met one or more priority criteria

20% 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, EHS, Family Connects, Family Spirit, HFA, HIPPY, 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. • ABC reported children served, families served, and home visits only. • 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. • Family Connects reported families served and home visits only. The number of families served was included as a proxy for children served. • Family Spirit reported children served, families served, and home visits only. • HFA reported primary language of caregivers. • NFP reported primary language of caregivers. • PAT data for child insurance status and primary language were not included.