Reference Catalog

The NHVRC Reference Catalog features home visiting research and evaluation conducted outside of the resource center. Items include evaluation plans, research briefs, conference and poster presentations, cost studies, and fact sheets. Select one or more of the checkboxes below and/or enter keywords into the search tool to refine the entries displayed. Inclusion in the NHVRC Reference Catalog does not constitute an endorsement of the product, in whole or in part, or its authors. Please see the bottom of the page for additional information, including our process for selecting items.

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Program Models Included

Evaluating the Efficacy of Children Participating in Home Instruction for Parents of Preschool Youngsters and Head Start

The purpose of this study was to evaluate the efficacy of the Home Instruction for Parents of Preschool Youngsters program...Read More
Home Instruction for Parents of Preschool Youngsters (HIPPY)

A Home Visiting Parenting Program and Child Obesity: A Randomized Trial

Background: Young children living in historically marginalized families are at risk for becoming adolescents with obesity and subsequently adults with...Read More

Increasing Participation and Improving Engagement in Home Visitation: A Qualitative Study of Early Head Start Parent Perspectives

Home visitation programs are designed to provide comprehensive services that promote parent’s abilities to create stable, nurturing care environments for...Read More
Early Head Start Home-Based Option (EHS)

Home Visitation Programs: An Untapped Opportunity for the Delivery of Early Childhood Obesity Prevention

Background: Extant obesity efforts have had limited impact among low-income underserved children, in part because of limitations inherent to existing...Read More
Healthy Families America (HFA), Other Models

Rethinking the Measurement of Adversity: Moving Toward Second-Generation Research on Adverse Childhood Experiences

Research on adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) has unified the study of interrelated risks and generated insights into the origins of...Read More
Early Head Start Home-Based Option (EHS), Healthy Families America (HFA), Nurse-Family Partnership (NFP), Parents as Teachers (PAT)

Approaches to Better Engage Parent–Child in Health Home-Visiting Programmes: A Content Analysis

Home visiting is an evidence-based strategy used to enhance child and family health outcomes. Such primary healthcare endeavors demand the...Read More
Other Models

Piloting a Statewide Home Visiting Quality Improvement Learning Collaborative

Objective: To pilot test a statewide quality improvement (QI) collaborative learning network of home visiting agencies. Methods: Project timeline was...Read More
Healthy Families America (HFA)

Outcomes of a Randomized Trial of a Cognitive Behavioral Enhancement to Address Maternal Distress in Home Visited Mothers

Objectives: To assess the effectiveness of a 6-week, cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) group-based enhancement to home visiting to address stress...Read More
Healthy Families America (HFA), Other Models

Cost-Effectiveness of In-Home Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Low-Income Depressed Mothers Participating in Early Childhood Prevention Programs

Background: To determine the cost-effectiveness of In-Home Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (IH-CBT) for low-income mothers enrolled in a home visiting program....Read More
Healthy Families America (HFA), Nurse-Family Partnership (NFP)

Evidence on the Long-Term Effects of Home Visiting Programs: Laying the Groundwork for Long-Term Follow-Up in the Mother and Infant Home Visiting Program Evaluation (MIHOPE)

Children from low-income families are more likely than those from higher income families to have poor social, emotional, cognitive, behavioral,...Read More
Early Head Start Home-Based Option (EHS), Healthy Families America (HFA), Nurse-Family Partnership (NFP), Parents as Teachers (PAT)

All products are independently reviewed by two researchers using a standard protocol. Program models listed by name in the catalog meet criteria for evidence of effectiveness as determined by the Home Visiting Evidence of Effectiveness project (HomVEE). Program models that do not meet HomVEE criteria are included in the “Other Models” category. The HealthySteps model can no longer be implemented with MIECHV funds. Learn more on our models page.