Home Visiting Evidence of Effectiveness Review: Executive Summary

Publisher: Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation
Aug 01, 2017
Emily Sama-Miller, Lauren Akers, Andrea Mraz-Esposito, Marykate Zukiewicz, Sarah Avellar, Diane Paulsell, and Patricia Del Grosso

Home Visiting Evidence of Effectiveness (HomVEE) was launched in fall 2009 to conduct a thorough and transparent review of the home visiting research literature. HomVEE provides an assessment of the evidence of effectiveness for home visiting program models that serve families with pregnant women and children from birth to kindergarten entry (that is, up through age 5). The HomVEE review is conducted by Mathematica Policy Research on behalf of the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS).

The HomVEE review provides information about which home visiting program models have evidence of effectiveness as defined by DHHS, as well as detailed information about the samples of families who participated in the research, the outcomes measured in each study, and the implementation guidelines for each model.

This executive summary provides an overview of the HomVEE review process, a summary of the review results, and a link to the HomVEE website for more detailed information.