Family together at home

State & Indigenous Profiles

West Virginia

Models implemented in West Virginia included Early Head Start Home-Based Option, Healthy Families America, Maternal Infant Health Outreach Worker Program, and Parents as Teachers. Statewide, 36 local agencies operated at least one of these models.

home visits provided
including 8,390 virtual visits
families served
children served


6% Hispanic or Latino

Caregiver Education

14% No high school diploma

Child Age

20% <1 year

42% 1-2 years

37% 3-5 years

Child Insurance Status

87% Public

13% Private

<1% None

Primary Language

92% English

5% Spanish

3% Another language

Potential Beneficiaries

In West Virginia, there were 82,600 pregnant women and families with children under 6 years old not yet in kindergarten who could benefit from home visiting. These families included 109,000 children.

109,000 children could benefit from home visiting

Of the 109,000 children who could benefit —

82,600 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 18%
  • Single mother 25%
  • Parent with no high school diploma 5%
  • Pregnant woman or mother <21 3%
  • Low income 30%

Of the 82,600 families who could benefit —

52% of families met one or more priority criteria

22% 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, MIHOW, 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 did not report home visits. Data for child insurance status were not included. • HFA data for private insurance includes other forms of health insurance. • MIHOW did not report virtual home visits. • PAT data for child insurance status and primary language were not included.