State & Tribal Profiles

Pennsylvania

Models implemented in Pennsylvania included Attachment and Biobehavioral Catch-Up, Early Head Start Home-Based Option, Family Check-Up, Healthy Families America, Home Instruction for Parents of Preschool Youngsters, Nurse-Family Partnership, Parents as Teachers, and SafeCare Augmented. Statewide, 138 local agencies operated at least one of these models.

153,398
home visits provided
including 76,383 virtual visits
15,848
families served
15,881
children served

Ethnicity

20% Hispanic or Latino

Caregiver Education

19% No high school diploma

Child Age

23% <1 year

40% 1-2 years

37% 3-5 years

Child Insurance Status

92% Public

7% Private

1% None

Primary Language

88% English

8% Spanish

4% Another language

Potential Beneficiaries

In Pennsylvania, there were 644,000 pregnant women and families with children under 6 years old not yet in kindergarten who could benefit from home visiting. These families included 826,800 children.

826,800 children could benefit from home visiting

Of the 826,800 children who could benefit —

644,000 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 Pennsylvania who met the following priority criteria:

  • Child <1 19%
  • Single mother 26%
  • Parent with no high school diploma 6%
  • Pregnant woman or mother <21 2%
  • Low income 22%

Of the 644,000 families who could benefit —

50% of families met one or more priority criteria

19% 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, 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. • 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. • 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.