State & Tribal Profiles

North Carolina

Models implemented in North Carolina included Attachment and Biobehavioral Catch-Up, Child First, 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, 85 local agencies operated at least one of these models.

86,508
home visits provided
including 49,414 virtual visits
11,518
families served
10,368
children served

Ethnicity

22% Hispanic or Latino

Caregiver Education

18% No high school diploma

Child Age

69% <1 year

14% 1-2 years

18% 3-5 years

Child Insurance Status

64% Public

34% Private

2% None

Primary Language

87% English

12% Spanish

1% Another language

Potential Beneficiaries

In North Carolina, there were 563,500 pregnant women and families with children under 6 years old not yet in kindergarten who could benefit from home visiting. These families included 710,900 children.

710,900 children could benefit from home visiting

Of the 710,900 children who could benefit —

563,500 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 North Carolina who met the following priority criteria:

  • Child <1 19%
  • Single mother 24%
  • Parent with no high school diploma 7%
  • Pregnant woman or mother <21 3%
  • Low income 26%

Of the 563,500 families who could benefit —

50% of families met one or more priority criteria

21% 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: ABC, Child First, 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. • 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. • ABC reported children served, families served, total home visits, and virtual home visits only. • 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 Connects did not report children served or primary language. The number of families served was included as a proxy for children served. • 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.