Family together at home

State & Indigenous Profiles

New Jersey

Models implemented in New Jersey included Early Head Start Home-Based Option, Family Connects, Healthy Families America, Home Instruction for Parents of Preschool Youngsters, Nurse-Family Partnership, and Parents as Teachers. Statewide, 57 local agencies operated at least one of these models.

home visits provided
including 42,927 virtual visits
families served
children served


62% Hispanic or Latino

Caregiver Education

24% No high school diploma

Child Age

39% <1 year

46% 1-2 years

14% 3-5 years

Child Insurance Status

89% Public

6% Private

5% None

Primary Language

48% English

49% 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 613,200 children.

613,200 children could benefit from home visiting

Of the 613,200 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 19%
  • Single mother 20%
  • Parent with no high school diploma 4%
  • Pregnant woman or mother <21 1%
  • Low income 16%

Of the 460,600 families who could benefit —

43% of families met one or more priority criteria

14% 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, Family Connects, 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 data may be underreported. Data include EHS programs that provided home-based services only. EHS did not report home visits. Data for child insurance status were not included. • HFA data for private insurance includes other forms of health insurance. • PAT data for child insurance status and primary language were not included.