State & Tribal Profiles

New Jersey

Models implemented in New Jersey included Early Head Start Home-Based Option, Healthy Families America, Home Instruction for Parents of Preschool Youngsters, Nurse-Family Partnership, and Parents as Teachers. Statewide, 56 local agencies operated at least one of these models.

73,887
home visits provided
including 35,845 virtual visits
6,024
families served
7,799
children served

Ethnicity

54% Hispanic or Latino

Caregiver Education

24% No high school diploma

Child Age

41% <1 year

43% 1-2 years

16% 3-5 years

Child Insurance Status

93% Public

4% Private

3% None

Primary Language

54% English

43% Spanish

3% Another language

Potential Beneficiaries

In New Jersey, there were 460,600 pregnant women and families with children under 6 years old not yet in kindergarten who could benefit from home visiting. These families included 602,300 children.

602,300 children could benefit from home visiting

Of the 602,300 children who could benefit —

460,600 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 New Jersey who met the following priority criteria:

  • Child <1 18%
  • Single mother 21%
  • Parent with no high school diploma 5%
  • Pregnant woman or mother <21 2%
  • Low income 17%

Of the 460,600 families who could benefit —

44% of families met one or more priority criteria

15% 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, HIPPY, NFP, 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 did not require reporting on 2020 data due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The number of children served in 2019 was included as a proxy for children and families served in 2020. • HFA reported primary language of caregivers. • HIPPY did not report virtual home visits. • NFP reported primary language of caregivers. • PAT data for child insurance status and primary language were not included.