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State & Tribal Profiles

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2023 Yearbook

District of Columbia

Models implemented in the District of Columbia included Early Head Start Home-Based Option, Healthy Families America, Home Instruction for Parents of Preschool Youngsters, and Parents as Teachers. Districtwide, 12 local agencies operated at least one of these models.

home visits provided
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28% Hispanic or Latino

Caregiver Education

35% No high school diploma

Child Age

32% <1 year

31% 1-2 years

37% 3-5 years

Child Insurance Status

58% Public

28% Private

15% None

Primary Language

73% English

26% Spanish

2% Another language

Potential Beneficiaries

In District of Columbia, there were 33,700 pregnant women and families with children under 6 years old not yet in kindergarten who could benefit from home visiting. These families included 48,700 children.

48,700 children could benefit from home visiting

Of the 48,700 children who could benefit —

33,700 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 District of Columbia who met the following targeting criteria:

  • Child <1 22%
  • Single mother 35%
  • Parent with no high school diploma 9%
  • Pregnant woman or mother <21 2%
  • Low income 24%

Of the 33,700 families who could benefit —

57% of families met one or more priority criteria

25% 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. • 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 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.