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

home visits provided
including 64,038 virtual visits
families served
children served


16% Hispanic or Latino

Caregiver Education

25% No high school diploma

Child Age

41% <1 year

33% 1-2 years

25% 3-5 years

Child Insurance Status

91% Public

9% Private

<1% None

Primary Language

76% English

11% Spanish

13% Another language

Potential Beneficiaries

In Iowa, there were 177,000 pregnant women and families with children under 6 years old not yet in kindergarten who could benefit from home visiting. These families included 230,600 children.

230,600 children could benefit from home visiting

Of the 230,600 children who could benefit —

177,000 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 Iowa who met the following priority criteria:

  • Child <1 21%
  • Single mother 20%
  • Parent with no high school diploma 5%
  • Pregnant woman or mother <21 2%
  • Low income 20%

Of the 177,000 families who could benefit —

46% of families met one or more priority criteria

17% of families met two or more priority criteria

Home visiting service and demographic data in this profile were provided by IA. • The number of virtual home visits is an estimate. • 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.