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, 86 local agencies operated at least one of these models.

95,583
home visits provided
including 50,977 virtual visits
8,409
families served
7,709
children served

Ethnicity

53% Hispanic or Latino

Caregiver Education

22% No high school diploma

Child Age

23% <1 year

40% 1-2 years

37% 3-5 years

Child Insurance Status

84% Public

13% Private

3% None

Primary Language

78% English

19% Spanish

3% Another language

Potential Beneficiaries

In Colorado, there were 305,200 pregnant women and families with children under 6 years old not yet in kindergarten who could benefit from home visiting. These families included 390,500 children.

390,500 children could benefit from home visiting

Of the 390,500 children who could benefit —

305,200 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 priority criteria:

  • Child <1 19%
  • Single mother 15%
  • Parent with no high school diploma 5%
  • Pregnant woman or mother <21 2%
  • Low income 17%

Of the 305,200 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. • 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 did not require reporting on 2020 data due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The number of children served in 2019 was included as a proxy for children and families served in 2020. • 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.