State & Tribal Profiles

Florida

Models implemented in Florida included Child First, Early Head Start Home-Based Option, Healthy Families America, Home Instruction for Parents of Preschool Youngsters, Nurse-Family Partnership, Parents as Teachers, and Play and Learning Strategies. Statewide, 99 local agencies operated at least one of these models.

218,053
home visits provided
16,032
families served
25,364
children served

Ethnicity

40% Hispanic or Latino

Caregiver Education

29% No high school diploma

Child Age

36% <1 year

33% 1-2 years

31% 3-5 years

Child Insurance Status

89% Public

8% Private

3% None

Primary Language

67% English

26% Spanish

6% Other

Potential Beneficiaries

In Florida, there were 989,100 pregnant women and families with children under 6 years old not yet in kindergarten who could benefit from home visiting. These families included 1,298,600 children.

1,298,600 children could benefit from home visiting

Of the 1,298,600 children who could benefit —

989,100 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 Florida who met the following targeting criteria:

  • Child <1 18%
  • Single mother 27%
  • Parent with no high school diploma 7%
  • Pregnant woman or mother <21 3%
  • Low income 25%

Of the 989,100 families who could benefit —

52% of families met one or more targeting criteria

21% of families met two or more targeting 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: Child First, EHS, HFA, HIPPY, NFP, PAT, and PALS. • 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 data may be underreported. Data include EHS programs that provided home-based services only. EHS race, ethnicity, and primary language data include children and pregnant caregivers. EHS did not report home visits or families served. The number of children served was included as a proxy for families served. • HFA reported primary language of caregivers. • NFP reported primary language of caregivers. • PAT data for child insurance status and primary language were not included. • PALS reported children served, families served, and home visits only.