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 Augmented. Statewide, 87 local agencies operated at least one of these models.

95,058
home visits provided
8,198
families served
7,605
children served

Ethnicity

51% Hispanic or Latino

Caregiver Education

23% No high school diploma

Child Age

26% <1 year

41% 1-2 years

33% 3-5 years

Child Insurance Status

86% Public

12% Private

2% None

Primary Language

76% English

20% Spanish

4% Other

Potential Beneficiaries

In Colorado, there were 310,900 pregnant women and families with children under 6 years old not yet in kindergarten who could benefit from home visiting. These families included 393,000 children.

393,000 children could benefit from home visiting

Of the 393,000 children who could benefit —

310,900 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 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 2%
  • Low income 17%

Of the 310,900 families who could benefit —

42% of families met one or more priority criteria

13% 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: EHS, 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. • 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. • 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. • HFA reported primary language of caregivers. • NFP reported primary language of caregivers. • PAT data for child insurance status and primary language were not included. • SafeCare Augmented did not report home visits or children served. The number of families served was included as a proxy for children served. SafeCare Augmented did not report caregiver education, child age, or child insurance status.