Family together at home

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

home visits provided
including 3,022 virtual visits
families served
children served


57% Hispanic or Latino

Caregiver Education

48% No high school diploma

Child Age

37% <1 year

41% 1-2 years

21% 3-5 years

Child Insurance Status

70% Public

23% Private

7% None

Primary Language

35% English

61% Spanish

3% Another language

Potential Beneficiaries

In the District of Columbia, there were 32,000 pregnant women and families with children under 6 years old not yet in kindergarten who could benefit from home visiting. These families included 47,700 children.

47,700 children could benefit from home visiting

Of the 47,700 children who could benefit —

32,000 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 20%
  • Single mother 30%
  • Parent with no high school diploma 7%
  • Pregnant woman or mother <21 2%
  • Low income 22%

Of the 32,000 families who could benefit —

51% of families met one or more priority criteria

22% 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: ABC, HFA, HIPPY, NFP, 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. • ABC reported children served, families served, total home visits, and virtual home visits only. • HFA data for private insurance includes other forms of health insurance. • PAT data for child insurance status and primary language were not included.