State & Tribal Profiles

Alabama

Models implemented in Alabama included Early Head Start Home-Based Option, Family Check-Up, Healthy Families America, Home Instruction for Parents of Preschool Youngsters, Nurse-Family Partnership, and Parents as Teachers. Statewide, 50 local agencies operated at least one of these models.

60,400
home visits provided
3,677
families served
3,868
children served

Ethnicity

10% Hispanic or Latino

Caregiver Education

14% No high school diploma

Child Age

13% <1 year

23% 1-2 years

64% 3-5 years

Child Insurance Status

78% Public

18% Private

4% None

Primary Language

93% English

6% Spanish

<1% Other

Potential Beneficiaries

In Alabama, there were 263,200 pregnant women and families with children under 6 years old not yet in kindergarten who could benefit from home visiting. These families included 341,900 children.

341,900 children could benefit from home visiting

Of the 341,900 children who could benefit —

263,200 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 Alabama who met the following targeting criteria:

  • Child < 1 19%
  • Low Income 30%
  • Single Mother 27%
  • Parent with No High School Diploma 8%
  • Pregnant Woman or Mother < 21 4%

Of the 263,200 families who could benefit —

54% of families met one or more targeting criteria

24% 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: 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. • HFA reported primary language of caregivers. • NFP reported primary language of caregivers. • PAT data for child insurance status and primary language were not included.