State & Tribal Profiles

Louisiana

Models implemented in Louisiana included Attachment and Biobehavioral Catch-Up, Early Head Start Home-Based Option, Home Instruction for Parents of Preschool Youngsters, Nurse-Family Partnership, and Parents as Teachers. Statewide, 27 local agencies operated at least one of these models.

42,724
home visits provided
3,756
families served
2,833
children served

Ethnicity

5% Hispanic or Latino

Caregiver Education

22% No high school diploma

Child Age

46% <1 year

46% 1-2 years

8% 3-5 years

Child Insurance Status

96% Public

2% Private

2% None

Primary Language

96% English

3% Spanish

<1% Other

Potential Beneficiaries

In Louisiana, there were 268,500 pregnant women and families with children under 6 years old not yet in kindergarten who could benefit from home visiting. These families included 357,600 children.

357,600 children could benefit from home visiting

Of the 357,600 children who could benefit —

268,500 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 268,500 families who could benefit —

57% of families met one or more priority criteria

27% 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: ABC, HIPPY, NFP, 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. • ABC reported children served, families served, and home visits only. • NFP reported primary language of caregivers. • PAT data for child insurance status and primary language were not included.