State & Tribal Profiles

Louisiana

Models implemented in Louisiana included Early Head Start Home-Based Option, Home Instruction for Parents of Preschool Youngsters, Nurse-Family Partnership, and Parents as Teachers. Statewide, 32 local agencies operated at least one of these models.

43,490
home visits provided
4,230
families served
3,251
children served

Ethnicity

8% Hispanic or Latino

Caregiver Education

41% No high school diploma

Child Age

43% <1 year

49% 1-2 years

9% 3-5 years

Child Insurance Status

91% Public

3% Private

6% None

Primary Language

96% English

4% Spanish

<1% Other

Potential Beneficiaries

In Louisiana, there were 275,200 pregnant women and families with children under 6 years old not yet in kindergarten who could benefit from home visiting. These families included 360,200 children.

360,200 children could benefit from home visiting

Of the 360,200 children who could benefit —

275,200 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 Louisiana who met the following targeting criteria:

  • Child <1 19%
  • Single mother 33%
  • Parent with no high school diploma 9%
  • Pregnant woman or mother <21 4%
  • Low income 31%

Of the 275,200 families who could benefit —

57% of families met one or more priority criteria

28% 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 LA offer a combination of service options. EHS data are not included because home-based service data cannot be isolated from statewide data. • PAT data for child insurance status and primary language are not included.