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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
including 9,799 virtual visits
families served
children served


* Hispanic or Latino

Caregiver Education

15% No high school diploma

Child Age

26% <1 year

62% 1-2 years

12% 3-5 years

Child Insurance Status

96% Public

2% Private

1% None

Primary Language

94% English

6% Spanish

0% Another language

Potential Beneficiaries

In Mississippi, there were 168,000 pregnant women and families with children under 6 years old not yet in kindergarten who could benefit from home visiting. These families included 213,600 children.

213,600 children could benefit from home visiting

Of the 213,600 children who could benefit —

168,000 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 priority criteria:

  • Child <1 20%
  • Single mother 32%
  • Parent with no high school diploma 7%
  • Pregnant woman or mother <21 4%
  • Low income 30%

Of the 168,000 families who could benefit —

56% of families met one or more priority criteria

26% 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: 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. • HFA reported primary language of caregivers. Private insurance includes other forms of health insurance. • PAT data for child insurance status and primary language were not included.