Maternal, infant and early childhood home visiting is a uniquely effective intervention that can mitigate childhood poverty and the myriad negative health, educational and child welfare impacts that often accompany it.1, 2
The home visiting data snapshots linked below show the extent to which the State as a whole, and each New York county, could benefit from home visiting as measured by community data on problems that home visiting has been proven to help resolve, including child poverty, poor child and maternal health, and child welfare involvement.
While home visiting has been in operation in New York for nearly two decades, these snapshots highlight New York State’s failure to make a serious investment in these programs and show the need to expand home visiting.
New York State Home Visiting Need
Data Snapshot (statewide)
NYS Home Visiting Need Data Snapshots by County
For sources used for Home Visiting Need Data Snapshots, click here.
For more information about how home visiting works, its proven benefits, and recommendations for expanding programs and improving coordination among programs, please read our new report, Home is Where the Start Is: Expanding Home Visiting to Strengthen All of New York’s Families.
1 Burwick, A., H. Zaveri, L. Shang, K. Boller, D. Daro, D. Strong. (2014). Costs of Early Childhood Home Visiting: An Analysis of Programs Implemented in the Supporting Evidence-Based Home Visiting to Prevent Child Maltreatment Initiative. Final Report. Mathematica Policy Research. http://www.mathematica-mpr.com/~/media/publications/PDFs/earlychildhood/EBHV_costs.pdf
2 Howard, K., and J. Brooks-Gunn. (2009). The Role of Home-Visiting Programs in Preventing Child Abuse and Neglect. Future of Children; vol. 19; 2; p. 119-146. http://futureofchildren.org/futureofchildren/publications/docs/19_02_06.pdf
Because the cost-benefit analyses differ across programs depending on the scope, duration and intensity of services offered, the geographic location of the program, and the time horizon of the cost-benefit analysis, it is difficult to make direct comparisons across programs. See also, Kilburn, R. (2014). Testimony before the House Ways & Means Committee: Evidence on Home Visiting and Suggestions for Implementing Evidence-Based Home Visiting Through MIECHV. RAND Corporation. http://www.rand.org/content/dam/rand/pubs/testimonies/CT400/CT407/RAND_CT407.pdf