State & Tribal Profiles

Missouri

Models implemented in Missouri included Early Head Start Home-Based Option, Family Check-Up, Family Spirit, Healthy Families America, Nurse-Family Partnership, and Parents as Teachers. Statewide, 123 local agencies operated at least one of these models.

107,253
home visits provided
15,986
families served
21,099
children served

Ethnicity

5% Hispanic or Latino

Caregiver Education

12% No high school diploma

Child Age

14% <1 year

42% 1-2 years

44% 3-5 years

Child Insurance Status

94% Public

4% Private

2% None

Primary Language

92% English

3% Spanish

5% Other

Potential Beneficiaries

In Missouri, there were 341,100 pregnant women and families with children under 6 years old not yet in kindergarten who could benefit from home visiting. These families included 435,300 children.

435,300 children could benefit from home visiting

Of the 435,300 children who could benefit —

341,100 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 3%
  • Low income 25%

Of the 341,100 families who could benefit —

50% of families met one or more priority criteria

19% 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, NFP, and PAT. • Missing and unknown data were not included in calculations. • Percentages may not add 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 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. • NFP reported primary language of caregivers. • PAT data for child insurance status and primary language were not included.