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State & Tribal Profiles

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2023 Yearbook


Models implemented in Kentucky included Early Head Start Home-Based Option, Health Access Nurturing Development Services, Home Instruction for Parents of Preschool Youngsters, and Parents as Teachers. Statewide, 78 local agencies operated at least one of these models.

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7% Hispanic or Latino

Caregiver Education

26% No high school diploma

Child Age

41% <1 year

54% 1-2 years

5% 3-5 years

Child Insurance Status

77% Public

7% Private

16% None

Primary Language

77% English

20% Spanish

3% Another language

Potential Beneficiaries

In Kentucky, there were 254,100 pregnant women and families with children under 6 years old not yet in kindergarten who could benefit from home visiting. These families included 319,800 children.

319,800 children could benefit from home visiting

Of the 319,800 children who could benefit —

254,100 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 Kentucky who met the following targeting criteria:

  • Child <1 19%
  • Single mother 22%
  • Parent with no high school diploma 6%
  • Pregnant woman or mother <21 4%
  • Low income 30%

Of the 254,100 families who could benefit —

52% of families met one or more priority criteria

21% 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. • To protect confidentiality, race and ethnicity categories with 10 or fewer participants were replaced with *. • 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 programs in KY offer a combination of service options. EHS data are not included because home-based service data cannot be isolated from statewide data. • HANDS does not report primary language. • PAT data for child insurance status and primary language are not included.