State & Tribal Profiles

Missouri

Models implemented in Missouri included Early Head Start Home-Based Option, Healthy Families America, Nurse-Family Partnership, and Parents as Teachers. Statewide, 127 local agencies operated at least one of these models.

110,699
home visits provided
15,473
families served
20,646
children served

Ethnicity

5% Hispanic or Latino

Caregiver Education

13% No high school diploma

Child Age

16% <1 year

42% 1-2 years

42% 3-5 years

Child Insurance Status

85% Public

5% Private

10% None

Primary Language

95% English

3% Spanish

2% Other

Potential Beneficiaries

In Missouri, there were 346,000 pregnant women and families with children under 6 years old not yet in kindergarten who could benefit from home visiting. These families included 437,600 children.

437,600 children could benefit from home visiting

Of the 437,600 children who could benefit —

346,000 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 Missouri who met the following targeting criteria:

  • Child <1 20%
  • Single mother 23%
  • Parent with no high school diploma 6%
  • Pregnant woman or mother <21 4%
  • Low income 26%

Of the 346,000 families who could benefit —

50% of families met one or more priority criteria

20% 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. • 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.