State & Tribal Profiles


Models implemented in Virginia included Early Head Start Home-Based Option, Healthy Families America, Home Instruction for Parents of Preschool Youngsters, Nurse-Family Partnership, and Parents as Teachers. Statewide, 61 local agencies operated at least one of these models.

home visits provided
families served
children served


34% Hispanic or Latino

Caregiver Education

33% No high school diploma

Child Age

30% <1 year

42% 1-2 years

28% 3-5 years

Child Insurance Status

85% Public

10% Private

5% None

Primary Language

54% English

39% Spanish

7% Other

Potential Beneficiaries

In Virginia, there were 472,100 pregnant women and families with children under 6 years old not yet in kindergarten who could benefit from home visiting. These families included 596,500 children.

596,500 children could benefit from home visiting

Of the 596,500 children who could benefit —

472,100 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 Virginia who met the following targeting criteria:

  • Child <1 19%
  • Single mother 20%
  • Parent with no high school diploma 6%
  • Pregnant woman or mother <21 3%
  • Low income 18%

Of the 472,100 families who could benefit —

45% of families met one or more targeting criteria

15% of families met two or more targeting 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. • HFA reports primary language of caregivers. • PAT data for child insurance status and primary language are not included.