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State & Tribal Profiles

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2023 Yearbook

West Virginia

Models implemented in West Virginia included Early Head Start Home-Based Option, Healthy Families America, and Parents as Teachers. Statewide, 33 local agencies operated at least one of these models.

home visits provided
families served
children served


4% Hispanic or Latino

Caregiver Education

16% No high school diploma

Child Age

23% <1 year

43% 1-2 years

34% 3-5 years

Child Insurance Status

92% Public

8% Private

<1% None

Primary Language

88% English

6% Spanish

6% Another language

Potential Beneficiaries

In West Virginia, there were 90,500 pregnant women and families with children under 6 years old not yet in kindergarten who could benefit from home visiting. These families included 116,500 children.

116,500 children could benefit from home visiting

Of the 116,500 children who could benefit —

90,500 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 West Virginia who met the following targeting criteria:

  • Child <1 19%
  • Single mother 26%
  • Parent with no high school diploma 5%
  • Pregnant woman or mother <21 4%
  • Low income 33%

Of the 90,500 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: EHS, HFA, and PAT. • Missing and unknown data were not included in calculations. • Percentages may not add to 100 due to rounding. • To protect confidentiality, race and ethnicity categories with 10 or fewer participants were replaced with *. • 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. • HFA reported primary language of caregivers. • PAT data for child insurance status and primary language were not included.