Family together at home

State & Indigenous Profiles


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, 58 local agencies operated at least one of these models.

home visits provided
including 10,128 virtual visits
families served
children served


27% Hispanic or Latino

Caregiver Education

22% No high school diploma

Child Age

34% <1 year

46% 1-2 years

21% 3-5 years

Child Insurance Status

90% Public

7% Private

3% None

Primary Language

77% English

21% Spanish

2% Another language

Potential Beneficiaries

In Wisconsin, there were 290,600 pregnant women and families with children under 6 years old not yet in kindergarten who could benefit from home visiting. These families included 378,400 children.

378,400 children could benefit from home visiting

Of the 378,400 children who could benefit —

290,600 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 Wisconsin who met the following priority criteria:

  • Child <1 20%
  • Single mother 22%
  • Parent with no high school diploma 4%
  • Pregnant woman or mother <21 2%
  • Low income 18%

Of the 290,600 families who could benefit —

45% of families met one or more priority criteria

16% 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, Family Connects, Family Spirit, HFA, HIPPY, NFP, and PAT. • Missing and unknown data were not included in calculations. • Percentages may not add to 100 due to rounding. • 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. • Family Spirit reported children served, families served, total home visits, and virtual home visits only. • HFA data for private insurance includes other forms of health insurance. • PAT data for child insurance status and primary language were not included.