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State & Tribal Profiles

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2023 Yearbook


Models implemented in Texas included Early Head Start Home-Based Option, Family Connects, Healthy Families America, Home Instruction for Parents of Preschool Youngsters, Nurse-Family Partnership, Parents as Teachers, and SafeCare/SafeCare Augmented. Statewide, 115 local agencies operated at least one of these models.

home visits provided
families served
children served


70% Hispanic or Latino

Caregiver Education

43% No high school diploma

Child Age

16% <1 year

36% 1-2 years

48% 3-5 years

Child Insurance Status

72% Public

10% Private

19% None

Primary Language

47% English

52% Spanish

1% Another language

Potential Beneficiaries

In Texas, there were 1,757,500 pregnant women and families with children under 6 years old not yet in kindergarten who could benefit from home visiting. These families included 2,311,300 children.

2,311,300 children could benefit from home visiting

Of the 2,311,300 children who could benefit —

1,757,500 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 Texas who met the following targeting criteria:

  • Child <1 20%
  • Single mother 23%
  • Parent with no high school diploma 11%
  • Pregnant woman or mother <21 4%
  • Low income 26%

Of the 1,757,500 families who could benefit —

52% of families met one or more priority criteria

22% 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. • 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. • Family Connects reports families served only. The number of families served was included as a proxy for children 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.