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California Home Visiting Program (CHVP)

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May 2020

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This publication was supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as part of an award totaling $20,813,184 with (0) percentage financed with non governmental sources. The contents are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent the official views of, nor an endorsement, by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government. All CHVP participants who are served by a home visitor for whom at least 25% of his/her personnel costs are paid with Maternal, Infant and Early Childhood Home Visiting funding are reported to HRSA.

Annual Federal Report Summary

Federal Fiscal Year 2018–2019 (10/1/18—9/30/19)

Early childhood home visiting pairs nurses or paraprofessionals with pregnant and newly parenting women. Trained home visitors provide support and education to families to promote positive parenting and improve child health and development. Home visiting services have been shown to improve maternal and child outcomes when implemented by evidence-based programs during the first three years of life.1, 2, 3 Participants in California Home Visiting Program (CHVP) are assessed on a variety of health behaviors and indicators throughout their program participation. Their responses are compiled into benchmark performance measures that are required for annual federal reporting to the Maternal, Infant and Early Childhood Home Visiting (MIECHV) program. This report summarizes key data from the 2018–19 MIECHV annual report. 4

In Federal Fiscal Year 2018–19 CHVP: 

  • Served 2,979 Women
  • Served 2,318 Children
  • Completed 29,626 Home Visits 

California Home Visiting Program oversees implementation of 23 evidence-based home visiting programs throughout California - 15 NFP sites and 8 HFA sites

By The Numbers

99% of children had no investigated reports of maltreatment  

94% of children were screened for developmental delays

82%  of mothers were screened for depression 

77% of mothers were screened for intimate partner violence  

65% of mothers received a postpartum check up 

56% of mothers breastfed their infants at 6 months of age  

51% of mothers were enrolled in or completed high school 

57% of families were assessed on parent-child interaction


  1. Daro, D. (2006). Home Visitation: Assessing Progress, Managing Expectations. Chicago, IL: Ounce of Prevention Fund and Chapin Hall.

  2. Harding, K., Galano, J., Martin, J., et al. (2007). Healthy Families America Effectiveness: A Comprehensive Review of Outcomes. Journal of Prevention and Intervention in the Community, 34(2): 149–179.

  3. Olds, D.L., Kitzman, H., Hanks, C., et al. (2007). Effects of Nurse Home Visiting on Maternal and Child Functioning: Age-9 Follow-up of a Randomized Trial. Pediatrics, 120(4): e832-845. 

  4. MIECHV Performance Indicators Summary (2017).

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