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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, 42 local agencies operated at least one of these models.

home visits provided
including 5,512 virtual visits
families served
children served


48% Hispanic or Latino

Caregiver Education

15% No high school diploma

Child Age

21% <1 year

47% 1-2 years

32% 3-5 years

Child Insurance Status

86% Public

11% Private

3% None

Primary Language

80% English

13% Spanish

7% Another language

Potential Beneficiaries

In New Mexico, there were 111,500 pregnant women and families with children under 6 years old not yet in kindergarten who could benefit from home visiting. These families included 148,900 children.

148,900 children could benefit from home visiting

Of the 148,900 children who could benefit —

111,500 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 priority criteria:

  • Child <1 19%
  • Single mother 32%
  • Parent with no high school diploma 9%
  • Pregnant woman or mother <21 4%
  • Low income 33%

Of the 111,500 families who could benefit —

59% of families met one or more priority criteria

28% 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 Spirit, 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. • Family Spirit reported children served, families served, and home visits only. • NFP reported primary language of caregivers. • PAT data for child insurance status and primary language were not included.