State & Tribal Profiles

Wisconsin

Models implemented in Wisconsin included Early Head Start Home-Based Option, Family Connects, Family Spirit, 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.

55,787
home visits provided
5,089
families served
5,146
children served

Ethnicity

24% Hispanic or Latino

Caregiver Education

25% No high school diploma

Child Age

31% <1 year

46% 1-2 years

23% 3-5 years

Child Insurance Status

88% Public

8% Private

4% None

Primary Language

82% English

15% Spanish

3% Other

Potential Beneficiaries

In Wisconsin, there were 303,800 pregnant women and families with children under 6 years old not yet in kindergarten who could benefit from home visiting. These families included 388,300 children.

388,300 children could benefit from home visiting

Of the 388,300 children who could benefit —

303,800 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 21%
  • Single mother 23%
  • Parent with no high school diploma 5%
  • Pregnant woman or mother <21 3%
  • Low income 22%

Of the 303,800 families who could benefit —

48% of families met one or more targeting criteria

18% 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. This State Profile includes participant data from the following evidence-based models: EHS, Family Connects, HFA, HIPPY, NFP, 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. • Family Connects reported families served and home visits only. The number of families served was included as a proxy for children served. • HFA reported primary language of caregivers. • NFP reported primary language of caregivers. • PAT data for child insurance status and primary language were not included.