A quarter of a million babies are born in New York each year. Nearly half are born to low-income families and over 100,000 are born to first-time mothers. The Schuyler Center places a priority on ensuring a strong start for all children and families. This includes efforts to improve child and family outcomes through prenatal and postpartum supports and services for families with young children, including maternal, infant and early childhood home visiting. New York will benefit from investments to help all children thrive and be socially, physically, and emotionally ready for school and life.
Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Data Snapshots, by County and Region, July 2020
The Schuyler Center for Analysis and Advocacy collaborated with the NYS Council on Children and Families and Raising New York to create maternal, infant, and early childhood home visiting data snapshots that are now available for every county in New York State and each of the Regional Economic Development Council (REDC) regions! View the data snaphots.
We also have an Overview of Select Evidence-Based and Evidence-Informed Home Visiting Programs, which provides side-by-side overview of evidence-based and evidence-informed home visiting programs that operate in New York State, June 2020
HOME VISITING MAPS:
Now available! A series of interactive maps show the availability of six research-based home visiting programs across New York State. The maps also show the reach of the programs layered with child poverty rates as one indicator of the need for these critical services within communities.
Find the maps here, and visualize home visiting in New York!
Thank you to the Council on Children and Families for developing these maps, and working with the Statewide Home Visiting Workgroup to capture the reach of each program.
Needed Now More Than Ever, A Coordinated System of Home Visitation in the Era of COVID-19, Raising New York policy brief, September 2020
Overview of Select Evidence-Based and Evidence-Informed Home Visiting Programs, provides side-by-side comparison of six major home visiting programs in NYS, June 2020
Testimony submitted to the Joint Fiscal Committees on the SFY 2016-17 Executive Budget Human Services Budget Hearing, submitted by Kate Breslin, President and CEO, Schuyler Center for Analysis and Advocacy, February 9, 2016
Other Helpful Resources:
Moving Toward a Statewide Home Visiting System elements chart from the Statewide Home Visiting Workgroup, September 2014
A webinar on Maternal and Infant Community Health Collaboratives (MICHC), presented by the Schuyler Center with representatives from the New York State Department of Health to explain the MICHC program. For additional information, also see the MICHC PowerPoint Presentation from the webinar and a list of MICHC programs by county. August 19, 2014
Medicaid Financing of Early Childhood Home Visiting Programs: Options, Opportunities, and Challenges, a National Academy for State Health Policy report, June 2012