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State & Tribal Profiles

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2023 Yearbook


Models implemented in Massachusetts included Early Head Start Home-Based Option, Healthy Families America, and Parents as Teachers. Statewide, 48 local agencies operated at least one of these models.

home visits provided
families served
children served


48% Hispanic or Latino

Caregiver Education

46% No high school diploma

Child Age

40% <1 year

48% 1-2 years

11% 3-5 years

Child Insurance Status

95% Public

4% Private

1% None

Primary Language

60% English

29% Spanish

10% Another language

Potential Beneficiaries

In Massachusetts, there were 341,800 pregnant women and families with children under 6 years old not yet in kindergarten who could benefit from home visiting. These families included 425,200 children.

425,200 children could benefit from home visiting

Of the 425,200 children who could benefit —

341,800 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 Massachusetts who met the following targeting criteria:

  • Child <1 19%
  • Single mother 23%
  • Parent with no high school diploma 5%
  • Pregnant woman or mother <21 2%
  • Low income 18%

Of the 341,800 families who could benefit —

45% 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. • 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. • HFA reports primary language of caregivers. • PAT data for child insurance status and primary language are not included.