Family together at home

State & Indigenous Profiles


Models implemented in Iowa included Early Head Start Home-Based Option, Family Connects, Healthy Families America, Nurse-Family Partnership, and Parents as Teachers. Statewide, 51 local agencies operated at least one of these models.

home visits provided
including 14,288 virtual visits
families served
children served


19% Hispanic or Latino

Caregiver Education

27% No high school diploma

Child Age

40% <1 year

35% 1-2 years

25% 3-5 years

Child Insurance Status

Data not available

Primary Language

73% English

13% Spanish

14% Another language

Potential Beneficiaries

In Iowa, there were 172,000 pregnant women and families with children under 6 years old not yet in kindergarten who could benefit from home visiting. These families included 229,500 children.

229,500 children could benefit from home visiting

Of the 229,500 children who could benefit —

172,000 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 20%
  • Single mother 20%
  • Parent with no high school diploma 4%
  • Pregnant woman or mother <21 2%
  • Low income 18%

Of the 172,000 families who could benefit —

44% of families met one or more priority criteria

16% of families met two or more priority criteria

Home visiting service and demographic data in this profile were provided by IA. Virtual home visit data were provided by: Family Connects, HFA, NFP, and PAT. • Missing and unknown data were not included in calculations. • Percentages may not add to 100 due to rounding. • Low income is defined as family income below the federal poverty threshold. • Single mothers include single, never married mothers or pregnant women. • Child insurance data were not included.