State & Tribal Profiles

District of Columbia

Models implemented in the District of Columbia included Attachment and Biobehavioral Catch-Up, Early Head Start Home-Based Option, Healthy Families America, Home Instruction for Parents of Preschool Youngsters, and Parents as Teachers. Districtwide, 13 local agencies operated at least one of these models.

6,251
home visits provided
including 2,594 virtual visits
445
families served
564
children served

Ethnicity

32% Hispanic or Latino

Caregiver Education

35% No high school diploma

Child Age

17% <1 year

46% 1-2 years

37% 3-5 years

Child Insurance Status

83% Public

4% Private

13% None

Primary Language

43% English

52% Spanish

4% Another language

Potential Beneficiaries

In the 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 50,800 children.

50,800 children could benefit from home visiting

Of the 50,800 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 the District of Columbia who met the following priority criteria:

  • Child <1 21%
  • Single mother 34%
  • Parent with no high school diploma 8%
  • Pregnant woman or mother <21 2%
  • Low income 22%

Of the 33,700 families who could benefit —

55% 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. • HIPPY did not report virtual home visits. • PAT data for child insurance status and primary language were not included.