State & Tribal Profiles

Pennsylvania

Models implemented in Pennsylvania included Attachment and Biobehavioral Catch-Up, Early Head Start Home-Based Option, Healthy Families America, Home Instruction for Parents of Preschool Youngsters, Nurse-Family Partnership, Parents as Teachers, and SafeCare/SafeCare Augmented. Statewide, 129 local agencies operated at least one of these models.

136,491
home visits provided
15,333
families served
15,540
children served

Ethnicity

16% Hispanic or Latino

Caregiver Education

28% No high school diploma

Child Age

27% <1 year

49% 1-2 years

24% 3-5 years

Child Insurance Status

88% Public

5% Private

7% None

Primary Language

87% English

7% Spanish

6% Other

Potential Beneficiaries

In Pennsylvania, there were 652,300 pregnant women and families with children under 6 years old not yet in kindergarten who could benefit from home visiting. These families included 835,100 children.

835,100 children could benefit from home visiting

Of the 835,100 children who could benefit —

652,300 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 Pennsylvania who met the following targeting criteria:

  • Child <1 20%
  • Single mother 26%
  • Parent with no high school diploma 6%
  • Pregnant woman or mother <21 3%
  • Low income 23%

Of the 652,300 families who could benefit —

50% of families met one or more priority criteria

20% 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. • 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 reports children served, families served, and home visits only. • 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. • HFA reports primary language of caregivers. • PAT data for child insurance status and primary language are not included. • In 2018, SafeCare/SafeCare Augmented met standards of evidence as determined by HomVEE. This profile includes SafeCare/SafeCare Augmented (SafeCare) data. SafeCare does not report the number of children served. The number of families served was included as a proxy for children served. SafeCare does not report caregiver education, child age, or child insurance status.