State & Tribal Profiles

Texas

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 Play and Learning Strategies. Statewide, 111 local agencies operated at least one of these models.

207,692
home visits provided
including 69,077 virtual visits
16,674
families served
16,610
children served

Ethnicity

69% Hispanic or Latino

Caregiver Education

20% No high school diploma

Child Age

25% <1 year

30% 1-2 years

44% 3-5 years

Child Insurance Status

67% Public

24% Private

8% None

Primary Language

68% English

30% Spanish

1% Another language

Potential Beneficiaries

In Texas, there were 1,749,000 pregnant women and families with children under 6 years old not yet in kindergarten who could benefit from home visiting. These families included 2,319,700 children.

2,319,700 children could benefit from home visiting

Of the 2,319,700 children who could benefit —

1,749,000 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 Texas who met the following priority criteria:

  • Child <1 19%
  • Single mother 23%
  • Parent with no high school diploma 10%
  • Pregnant woman or mother <21 3%
  • Low income 24%

Of the 1,749,000 families who could benefit —

51% 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. 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 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. • Family Connects did not report children served or primary language. The number of families served was included as a proxy for children served. • 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. • PALS reported data reflecting the PALS I and PALS II programs. The PALS I program meets HomVEE criteria for evidence of effectiveness. PALS reported children served, families served, total home visits, and virtual home visits only.