State & Tribal Profiles

Maryland

Models implemented in Maryland included Attachment and Biobehavioral Catch-Up, Early Head Start Home-Based Option, Family Connects, Family Spirit, Healthy Families America, Home Instruction for Parents of Preschool Youngsters, Nurse-Family Partnership, and Parents as Teachers. Statewide, 42 local agencies operated at least one of these models.

34,675
home visits provided
2,788
families served
3,592
children served

Ethnicity

21% Hispanic or Latino

Caregiver Education

33% No high school diploma

Child Age

33% <1 year

40% 1-2 years

26% 3-5 years

Child Insurance Status

91% Public

8% Private

2% None

Primary Language

82% English

16% Spanish

2% Other

Potential Beneficiaries

In Maryland, there were 334,100 pregnant women and families with children under 6 years old not yet in kindergarten who could benefit from home visiting. These families included 427,300 children.

427,300 children could benefit from home visiting

Of the 427,300 children who could benefit —

334,100 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 Maryland who met the following targeting criteria:

  • Child <1 19%
  • Single mother 24%
  • Parent with no high school diploma 7%
  • Pregnant woman or mother <21 3%
  • Low income 17%

Of the 334,100 families who could benefit —

46% of families met one or more priority criteria

17% 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. • ABC reports children served, families served, and home visits only. • EHS data may be underreported. Data include EHS programs providing home-based services only. EHS race, ethnicity, and primary language data include children and pregnant caregivers. EHS does not report home visits or families served. The number of children served was included as a proxy for families served. • Family Connects reports families served only. The number of families served was included as a proxy for children served. • HFA reports primary language of caregivers. • PAT data for child insurance status and primary language are not included.