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

142,595
home visits provided
13,663
families served
14,742
children served

Ethnicity

31% Hispanic or Latino

Caregiver Education

29% No high school diploma

Child Age

29% <1 year

56% 1-2 years

15% 3-5 years

Child Insurance Status

93% Public

4% Private

3% None

Primary Language

81% English

17% Spanish

2% Other

Potential Beneficiaries

In Illinois, there were 700,300 pregnant women and families with children under 6 years old not yet in kindergarten who could benefit from home visiting. These families included 904,700 children.

904,700 children could benefit from home visiting

Of the 904,700 children who could benefit —

700,300 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 20%
  • Single mother 25%
  • Parent with no high school diploma 6%
  • Pregnant woman or mother <21 3%
  • Low income 23%

Of the 700,300 families who could benefit —

50% of families met one or more priority criteria

19% 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: EHS, Family Connects, Family Spirit, HFA, HIPPY, NFP, and PAT. • 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. • Family Connects reported families served and home visits only. The number of families served was included as a proxy for children served. • Family Spirit reported children served, families served, and home visits only. • HFA reported primary language of caregivers. • NFP reported primary language of caregivers. • PAT data for child insurance status and primary language were not included.