State & Tribal Profiles

Colorado

Models implemented in Colorado included Early Head Start Home-Based Option, Healthy Families America, Home Instruction for Parents of Preschool Youngsters, Nurse-Family Partnership, Parents as Teachers, and SafeCare/SafeCare Augmented. Statewide, 85 local agencies operated at least one of these models.

112,937
home visits provided
8,594
families served
8,548
children served

Ethnicity

47% Hispanic or Latino

Caregiver Education

39% No high school diploma

Child Age

24% <1 year

44% 1-2 years

32% 3-5 years

Child Insurance Status

81% Public

12% Private

7% None

Primary Language

73% English

24% Spanish

4% Other

Potential Beneficiaries

In Colorado, there were 312,200 pregnant women and families with children under 6 years old not yet in kindergarten who could benefit from home visiting. These families included 392,700 children.

392,700 children could benefit from home visiting

Of the 392,700 children who could benefit —

312,200 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 Colorado who met the following targeting criteria:

  • Child <1 19%
  • Single mother 16%
  • Parent with no high school diploma 6%
  • Pregnant woman or mother <21 3%
  • Low income 19%

Of the 312,200 families who could benefit —

43% of families met one or more priority criteria

14% 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. • 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 data may be underreported. Data include EHS programs providing home-based services only. EHS race, ethnicity, and primary language data include children and pregnant caregivers. EHS does not report home visits or families served. The number of children served was included as a proxy for families served. • HFA reports primary language of caregivers. • PAT data for child insurance status and primary language are not included. • In 2018, SafeCare/SafeCare Augmented met standards of evidence as determined by HomVEE. This profile includes SafeCare/SafeCare Augmented (SafeCare) data. SafeCare does not report the number of children served. The number of families served was included as a proxy for children served. SafeCare does not report caregiver education, child age, or child insurance status.