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State & Tribal Profiles

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2023 Yearbook

South Carolina

Models implemented in South Carolina included Attachment and Biobehavioral Catch-Up, Early Head Start Home-Based Option, Healthy Families America, Nurse-Family Partnership, and Parents as Teachers. Statewide, 76 local agencies operated at least one of these models.

home visits provided
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children served


14% Hispanic or Latino

Caregiver Education

21% No high school diploma

Child Age

25% <1 year

46% 1-2 years

28% 3-5 years

Child Insurance Status

96% Public

3% Private

2% None

Primary Language

93% English

6% Spanish

<1% Another language

Potential Beneficiaries

In South Carolina, there were 262,400 pregnant women and families with children under 6 years old not yet in kindergarten who could benefit from home visiting. These families included 334,300 children.

334,300 children could benefit from home visiting

Of the 334,300 children who could benefit —

262,400 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 South Carolina who met the following targeting criteria:

  • Child <1 19%
  • Single mother 29%
  • Parent with no high school diploma 7%
  • Pregnant woman or mother <21 3%
  • Low income 28%

Of the 262,400 families who could benefit —

54% of families met one or more priority criteria

24% 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, HFA, 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, and home visits only. • HFA reported primary language of caregivers. • NFP reported primary language of caregivers. • PAT data for child insurance status and primary language were not included.