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

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32% Hispanic or Latino

Caregiver Education

36% No high school diploma

Child Age

25% <1 year

42% 1-2 years

33% 3-5 years

Child Insurance Status

95% Public

2% Private

3% None

Primary Language

57% English

13% Spanish

31% Another language

Potential Beneficiaries

In District of Columbia, there were 33,100 pregnant women and families with children under 6 years old not yet in kindergarten who could benefit from home visiting. These families included 50,100 children.

50,100 children could benefit from home visiting

Of the 50,100 children who could benefit —

33,100 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 21%
  • Single mother 34%
  • Parent with no high school diploma 8%
  • Pregnant woman or mother <21 2%
  • Low income 23%

Of the 33,100 families who could benefit —

56% of families met one or more priority criteria

24% 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: HFA, HIPPY, and PAT. • 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. • HFA reported primary language of caregivers. • PAT data for child insurance status and primary language were not included.