State & Tribal Profiles

Illinois

Models implemented in Illinois included Early Head Start Home-Based Option, Family Connects, Family Spirit, Healthy Families America, Home Instruction for Parents of Preschool Youngsters, Nurse-Family Partnership, and Parents as Teachers. Statewide, 191 local agencies operated at least one of these models.

128,090
home visits provided
12,152
families served
12,869
children served

Ethnicity

31% Hispanic or Latino

Caregiver Education

35% No high school diploma

Child Age

30% <1 year

56% 1-2 years

15% 3-5 years

Child Insurance Status

93% Public

3% Private

4% None

Primary Language

81% English

18% Spanish

1% Other

Potential Beneficiaries

In Illinois, there were 708,200 pregnant women and families with children under 6 years old not yet in kindergarten who could benefit from home visiting. These families included 916,900 children.

916,900 children could benefit from home visiting

Of the 916,900 children who could benefit —

708,200 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 Illinois who met the following targeting criteria:

  • Child <1 19%
  • Single mother 25%
  • Parent with no high school diploma 7%
  • Pregnant woman or mother <21 3%
  • Low income 24%

Of the 708,200 families who could benefit —

50% of families met one or more priority criteria

20% 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. • 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. • Family Connects reports families served only. The number of families served was included as a proxy for children served. • Family Spirit reports children served, families served, and home visits only. • HFA reports primary language of caregivers. • PAT data for child insurance status and primary language are not included.