State & Tribal Profiles

Ohio

Models implemented in Ohio included Early Head Start Home-Based Option, Healthy Families America, Home Instruction for Parents of Preschool Youngsters, Nurse-Family Partnership, Parents as Teachers, and SafeCare Augmented. Statewide, 124 local agencies operated at least one of these models.

141,414
home visits provided
including 97,884 virtual visits
12,161
families served
15,264
children served

Ethnicity

9% Hispanic or Latino

Caregiver Education

23% No high school diploma

Child Age

47% <1 year

33% 1-2 years

20% 3-5 years

Child Insurance Status

94% Public

5% Private

<1% None

Primary Language

91% English

5% Spanish

4% Another language

Potential Beneficiaries

In Ohio, there were 635,000 pregnant women and families with children under 6 years old not yet in kindergarten who could benefit from home visiting. These families included 812,000 children.

812,000 children could benefit from home visiting

Of the 812,000 children who could benefit —

635,000 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 Ohio who met the following priority criteria:

  • Child <1 20%
  • Single mother 28%
  • Parent with no high school diploma 6%
  • Pregnant woman or mother <21 3%
  • Low income 27%

Of the 635,000 families who could benefit —

52% of families met one or more priority criteria

23% 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, PAT, and SafeCare Augmented. • 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. • 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. • SafeCare Augmented reported language of service delivery. SafeCare Augmented did not report children served, home visits, caregiver education, child age, or child insurance status. The number of families served was included as a proxy for children served.