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State & Tribal Profiles

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2023 Yearbook


Models implemented in Mississippi included Early Head Start Home-Based Option, Healthy Families America, Home Instruction for Parents of Preschool Youngsters, and Parents as Teachers. Statewide, 14 local agencies operated at least one of these models.

home visits provided
families served
children served


*% Hispanic or Latino

Caregiver Education

17% No high school diploma

Child Age

31% <1 year

48% 1-2 years

21% 3-5 years

Child Insurance Status

95% Public

3% Private

2% None

Primary Language

100% English

<1% Spanish

0% Another language

Potential Beneficiaries

In Mississippi, there were 174,200 pregnant women and families with children under 6 years old not yet in kindergarten who could benefit from home visiting. These families included 223,500 children.

223,500 children could benefit from home visiting

Of the 223,500 children who could benefit —

174,200 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 Mississippi who met the following targeting criteria:

  • Child <1 19%
  • Single mother 34%
  • Parent with no high school diploma 8%
  • Pregnant woman or mother <21 5%
  • Low income 33%

Of the 174,200 families who could benefit —

59% 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 MS offer a combination of service options. EHS data are not included because home-based service data cannot be isolated from statewide data. • HFA reports primary language of caregivers. • PAT data for child insurance status and primary language are not included.