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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, Family Spirit, Healthy Families America, Home Instruction for Parents of Preschool Youngsters, Nurse-Family Partnership, Parents as Teachers, and Play and Learning Strategies. Statewide, 114 local agencies operated at least one of these models.

home visits provided
families served
children served


72% Hispanic or Latino

Caregiver Education

25% No high school diploma

Child Age

18% <1 year

35% 1-2 years

48% 3-5 years

Child Insurance Status

78% Public

11% Private

10% None

Primary Language

63% English

34% Spanish

3% Another language

Potential Beneficiaries

In Texas, there were 1,754,100 pregnant women and families with children under 6 years old not yet in kindergarten who could benefit from home visiting. These families included 2,323,000 children.

2,323,000 children could benefit from home visiting

Of the 2,323,000 children who could benefit —

1,754,100 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 10%
  • Pregnant woman or mother <21 4%
  • Low income 25%

Of the 1,754,100 families who could benefit —

52% of families met one or more priority criteria

21% 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, Family Connects, HFA, HIPPY, NFP, PAT, and PALS. • 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 data may be underreported. Data include EHS programs that provided home-based services only. EHS race, ethnicity, and primary language data include children and pregnant caregivers. EHS did not report home visits or families served. The number of children served was included as a proxy for families served. • Family Connects reported families served and home visits only. The number of families served was included as a proxy for children served. • HFA reported primary language of caregivers. • NFP reported primary language of caregivers. • PAT data for child insurance status and primary language were not included. • PALS reported children served, families served, and home visits only.