State & Tribal Profiles

Wisconsin

Models implemented in Wisconsin included Early Head Start Home-Based Option, Family Connects, Healthy Families America, Home Instruction for Parents of Preschool Youngsters, Nurse-Family Partnership, and Parents as Teachers. Statewide, 63 local agencies operated at least one of these models.

50,620
home visits provided
5,145
families served
5,563
children served

Ethnicity

23% Hispanic or Latino

Caregiver Education

26% No high school diploma

Child Age

33% <1 year

47% 1-2 years

20% 3-5 years

Child Insurance Status

88% Public

7% Private

5% None

Primary Language

80% English

15% Spanish

5% Other

Potential Beneficiaries

In Wisconsin, there were 307,500 pregnant women and families with children under 6 years old not yet in kindergarten who could benefit from home visiting. These families included 391,000 children.

391,000 children could benefit from home visiting

Of the 391,000 children who could benefit —

307,500 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 Wisconsin who met the following targeting criteria:

  • Child <1 20%
  • Single mother 24%
  • Parent with no high school diploma 5%
  • Pregnant woman or mother <21 3%
  • Low income 23%

Of the 307,500 families who could benefit —

49% of families met one or more targeting criteria

19% 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. • 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 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. • Family Connects reports families served only. The number of families served was included as a proxy for children served. • HFA reports primary language of caregivers. • PAT data for child insurance status and primary language are not included.