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2023 Yearbook


Models implemented in Iowa included Early Head Start Home-Based Option, Family Connects, Healthy Families America, Nurse-Family Partnership, and Parents as Teachers. Statewide, 64 local agencies operated at least one of these models.

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18% Hispanic or Latino

Caregiver Education

32% No high school diploma

Child Age

26% <1 year

43% 1-2 years

31% 3-5 years

Child Insurance Status

92% Public

6% Private

2% None

Primary Language

86% English

10% Spanish

4% Another language

Potential Beneficiaries

In Iowa, there were 182,800 pregnant women and families with children under 6 years old not yet in kindergarten who could benefit from home visiting. These families included 230,000 children.

230,000 children could benefit from home visiting

Of the 230,000 children who could benefit —

182,800 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 Iowa who met the following targeting criteria:

  • Child <1 22%
  • Single mother 20%
  • Parent with no high school diploma 5%
  • Pregnant woman or mother <21 3%
  • Low income 21%

Of the 182,800 families who could benefit —

47% of families met one or more priority criteria

18% of families met two or more priority criteria

Percentages may not add up to 100 due to rounding. • Home visiting service and demographic data in this profile were provided by IA. • 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.