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State & Tribal Profiles

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2023 Yearbook


Models implemented in Kentucky included Early Head Start Home-Based Option, Family Check-Up, Health Access Nurturing Development Services, Home Instruction for Parents of Preschool Youngsters, and Parents as Teachers. Statewide, 72 local agencies operated at least one of these models.

home visits provided
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7% Hispanic or Latino

Caregiver Education

25% No high school diploma

Child Age

43% <1 year

51% 1-2 years

6% 3-5 years

Child Insurance Status

79% Public

8% Private

13% None

Primary Language

81% English

19% Spanish

<1% Another language

Potential Beneficiaries

In Kentucky, there were 256,700 pregnant women and families with children under 6 years old not yet in kindergarten who could benefit from home visiting. These families included 319,900 children.

319,900 children could benefit from home visiting

Of the 319,900 children who could benefit —

256,700 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 20%
  • Single mother 23%
  • Parent with no high school diploma 6%
  • Pregnant woman or mother <21 4%
  • Low income 30%

Of the 256,700 families who could benefit —

53% of families met one or more priority criteria

22% 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: HANDS, HIPPY, and PAT. • Missing and unknown data were not included in calculations. • Percentages may not add 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. • HANDS did not report primary language. • PAT data for child insurance status and primary language were not included.