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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
including 5,717 virtual visits
families served
children served


1% Hispanic or Latino

Caregiver Education

12% No high school diploma

Child Age

19% <1 year

43% 1-2 years

38% 3-5 years

Child Insurance Status

88% Public

11% Private

<1% None

Primary Language

100% English

0% Spanish

0% Another language

Potential Beneficiaries

In West Virginia, there were 88,200 pregnant women and families with children under 6 years old not yet in kindergarten who could benefit from home visiting. These families included 114,100 children.

114,100 children could benefit from home visiting

Of the 114,100 children who could benefit —

88,200 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 priority criteria:

  • Child <1 20%
  • Single mother 25%
  • Parent with no high school diploma 5%
  • Pregnant woman or mother <21 3%
  • Low income 32%

Of the 88,200 families who could benefit —

54% of families met one or more priority criteria

23% 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 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. • HFA reported primary language of caregivers. • PAT data for child insurance status and primary language were not included.