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State & Tribal Profiles

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2023 Yearbook

New Mexico

Models implemented in New Mexico included Early Head Start Home-Based Option, Family Spirit, Nurse-Family Partnership, and Parents as Teachers. Statewide, 41 local agencies operated at least one of these models.

home visits provided
families served
children served


38% Hispanic or Latino

Caregiver Education

20% No high school diploma

Child Age

21% <1 year

49% 1-2 years

31% 3-5 years

Child Insurance Status

81% Public

6% Private

13% None

Primary Language

84% English

11% Spanish

5% Another language

Potential Beneficiaries

In New Mexico, there were 119,200 pregnant women and families with children under 6 years old not yet in kindergarten who could benefit from home visiting. These families included 154,100 children.

154,100 children could benefit from home visiting

Of the 154,100 children who could benefit —

119,200 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 Mexico who met the following targeting criteria:

  • Child <1 19%
  • Single mother 32%
  • Parent with no high school diploma 9%
  • Pregnant woman or mother <21 5%
  • Low income 35%

Of the 119,200 families who could benefit —

60% of families met one or more priority criteria

29% 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. • 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 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. • Family Spirit reports children served, families served, and home visits only. • PAT data for child insurance status and primary language are not included.