State & Tribal Profiles

Massachusetts

Models implemented in Massachusetts included Early Head Start Home-Based Option, Healthy Families America, and Parents as Teachers. Statewide, 50 local agencies operated at least one of these models.

36,344
home visits provided
3,072
families served
3,234
children served

Ethnicity

49% Hispanic or Latino

Caregiver Education

50% No high school diploma

Child Age

40% <1 year

46% 1-2 years

14% 3-5 years

Child Insurance Status

97% Public

3% Private

<1% None

Primary Language

64% English

19% Spanish

17% Other

Potential Beneficiaries

In Massachusetts, there were 339,200 pregnant women and families with children under 6 years old not yet in kindergarten who could benefit from home visiting. These families included 423,100 children.

423,100 children could benefit from home visiting

Of the 423,100 children who could benefit —

339,200 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 Massachusetts who met the following targeting criteria:

  • Child <1 19%
  • Single mother 22%
  • Parent with no high school diploma 5%
  • Pregnant woman or mother <21 2%
  • Low income 18%

Of the 339,200 families who could benefit —

45% of families met one or more priority criteria

16% 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: EHS, HFA, 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. • EHS data may be underreported. Data include EHS programs that provided home-based services only. EHS race, ethnicity, and primary language data include children and pregnant caregivers. EHS did not report home visits or families served. The number of children served was included as a proxy for families served. • HFA reported primary language of caregivers. • PAT data for child insurance status and primary language were not included.