Home Visiting Evidence of Effectiveness Review: Executive Summary

OPRE Report #2019-93
Publisher: Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Office of Planning, Research, and Evaluation
Sep 30, 2019
Emily Sama-Miller, Lauren Akers, Andrea Mraz-Esposito, Rebecca Coughlin, and Marykate Zukiewicz

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 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 on behalf of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).

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