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Evidence-Based Home Visiting Models Currently in Massachusetts. Massachusetts Model Fact Sheets. EHS PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS:

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evidence based home visiting models currently in massachusetts

Evidence-Based Home Visiting Models Currently in Massachusetts

Massachusetts Model Fact Sheets

fact sheet early head start
EHS PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS:
  • CHILD SCREENING: All children receive developmental & sensory screening inc. cognitive, behavioral, vision, hearing & a dental exam. Children are referred for necessary care
  • MEDICAL HOME: All children must receive medical & dental visits and all families are linked to a medical home
  • MATERNAL CARE:Pregnant women are screened for PPD and are referred for prenatal and postpartum care
  • ON-GOING ASSESSMENTS: Continual developmental and health/risk assessments for children and pregnant women
  • SOCIO-ECONOMIC SUPPORT:Assistance with issues such as food, housing, utilities, & referrals for ABE, ESOL, & job training
  • PARENTING SKILLS: Family literacy & parent training skills

Fact Sheet: Early Head Start

  • HOME VISIT LOGISTICS:
  • Home Visitors: Paraprofessional Home Visitors
  • Caseload per Home Visitor: 12 Families
  • Program Caseload in MA:116 pregnant women / 242 children
  • Onset, Duration, Frequency of Visits: 1 home visit per family per week for a minimum of 90 minutes & weekly or bi-monthly (2x/wk) socialization groups
  • * year-round

Massachusetts Home Visiting Initiative Model Fact Sheet

  • EHS KEY COSTS:
  • Start-UP COST: N/A
  • AVERAGE ANNUAL AGENCY COST: $1 million - $2 million per year per 100/200 families (In MA cost per family per year is $10K including center-based care)
fact sheet healthy families america
HFA PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS:
  • PROMOTE FAMILY WELLNESS :Help families access primary care and track immunizations
  • CHILD SCREENING: All children receive developmental screening
  • ON-GOING ASSESSMENTS: Continual developmental and health/risk assessments for children
  • FAMILY GOAL SETTING: Family centered approach focused on dyad and family’s goals; create a family plan. Inclusive of fathers
  • SOCIO-ECONOMIC SUPPORT:Assistance, referrals, and connections to community resources around issues such as food, housing, utilities, job training
  • PARENTING SKILLS: Promotes positive parenting

Fact Sheet: Healthy Families America

  • HOME VISIT LOGISTICS:
  • Home Visitors: Paraprofessional Home Visitors
  • Caseload per Home Visitor: 15 Families
  • Program Caseload in MA:3,131 teens / 2,317 children
  • Onset, Duration, Frequency of Visits: Biweekly visits for prenatal participants, changing to weekly for 6 months postpartum, and tapering to biweekly
  • * year-round

Massachusetts Home Visiting Initiative Model Fact Sheet

  • HFA KEY COSTS:
  • START-UP COST: $19,000 (16 home visitors)
  • AVERAGE ANNUAL AGENCY COST: $330,000 - $660,000 per year per 100/200 families ($3,300 per family)
fact sheet parents as teachers
PAT PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS:
  • PARENT EDUCATION/ SCHOOL READINESS: Help parents learn about early child development and prepare their children for educational success
  • CHILD SCREENING: All children receive health & developmental screening
  • SOCIO-ECONOMIC SUPPORT: Linkages and referrals to community resources
  • PARENTING SKILLS: Promotes positive parenting skills

Fact Sheet: Parents as Teachers

  • PAT KEY COSTS:
  • START-UP COSTS: $5,025 - $15,705 (example= 4-16 home visitors + 1 supervisor)
  • AVERAGE ANNUAL AGENCY COST: $100,000 - $300,000 per year per 100/200 families (In MA cost per family per year is $1,000- national $1,000 -$1,500)
  • HOME VISIT LOGISTICS:
  • Home Visitors: Paraprofessional Home Visitors
  • Caseload per Home Visitor: Site specific
  • Program Caseload in MA:279 families / 328 children
  • Onset, Duration, Frequency of Visits: At least one visit a month, visits can be weekly or biweekly
  • * year-round

Massachusetts Home Visiting Initiative Model Fact Sheet

fact sheet healthy steps
HEALTHY STEPS PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS:
  • PARENT-PROVIDER RELATIONSHP BUILDING: Services directly linked with pediatric or family practice. Relationship building to address and developmental and emotional needs of young children.
  • WELL CHILD & FAMILY CHECK-UP: Well child visits with clinician and home visitor & regular family check-ups
  • CHILD HEALTH SCREENINGS: All children receive health & developmental screenings
  • PARENT EDUCATION: Help parents learn about early child health and development
  • FAMILY SUPPORT: Linkages and referrals to community resources

Fact Sheet: Healthy Steps

  • HOME VISIT LOGISTICS:
  • Home Visitors: Professional Home Visitors
  • Caseload per Home Visitor: 150-300
  • Program Caseload in MA: Unknown
  • Onset, Duration, Frequency of Visits: Only 3 home visits a year (in MA)
  • * year-round

Massachusetts Home Visiting Initiative Model Fact Sheet

  • HEALTHY STEPS KEY COSTS:
  • START-UP COSTS:  $10,000-$15,000 (3 staff- average)
  • AVERAGE ANNUAL AGENCY COST: $29,000 - $82,600 per year per 100/200 families ($290-$413 per family)
more ma model information
More MA Model Information
  • Early Head Start:http://www.acf.hhs.gov/programs/ohs/
  • Healthy Families America:www.healthyfamiliesamerica.org
    • Healthy Families MA: http://www.mctf.org/programs/Pages/hf.aspx
  • Healthy Steps: http://www.healthysteps.org
  • Parents as Teachers:www.parentsasteachers.org
  • For additional information on all Evidence-Based Home Visiting Models visit the US Dept of Health and Human Services (HHS) Home Visiting Evidence of Effectiveness website: http://homvee.acf.hhs.gov/Default.aspx
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