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Arizona Early Childhood Home Visiting Index

Description: 

The Arizona Early Childhood Home Visiting Index tracks the scope of voluntary, home-based, parent education (i.e. "home visiting") programs administered by State agencies:

  • An estimated 30,722 Arizona families were served by home visiting programs administered by State agencies during the State's 2015 fiscal year (SFY2015), a 6.8% increase over the estimate for SFY2014. [1, 2]
     
  • This represents approximately 30.2% of at-risk families in Arizona, up from 27.0% for SFY2014. [1]

Home visiting provides families the opportunity to take part in parent education programs delivered by trained educators within the comforts of their own home.  Program involvement for families is completely free and participation is voluntary.  Participating families experience increased opportunities for support and are connected to local resources and family programs.  [3]

Evidence-based early childhood home visiting programs are effective ways to decease the risk of child abuse, promote maternal and child health, improve children’s readiness for school, and reduce societal costs of related downstream problems such as delinquency and crime, un-/under-employment, and loss of productivity. [4]

As a result of savings on these and other potential costs, significant benefits accrue to Arizona over the child's lifetime, making home visiting a sound investment in prevention:

  • It is estimated that for every dollar that Arizona spends on state-administered evidence-based home visiting programs, $1.87 in benefits are achieved in return. [5]

In Arizona, several State agencies administer a variety of family support and coaching programs that are implemented by local organizations across the state. For more information about programs available in Arizona, visit:  www.StrongFamiliesAZ.com.

 

Data Source: 

[1] Shoemaker JA, Manning L, Ramos C.  The Arizona Home Visiting Index: Monitoring the scope of state-administered home visiting programs in Arizona, SFY2015.  Morrison Institute for Public Policy, Arizona State University, 2016.
See: http://www.arizonaindicators.org/sites/default/files/content/publications/AZ%20HV%20Index%20report%20SFY2015%20V2.1.pdf

[2] Shoemaker JA, Manning L, Macia G, Vitek K. Estimating the Scope of State-Administered Home Visiting Programs in Arizona, SFY2014. Morrison Institute for Public Policy, Arizona State University, 2014. 
See: http://www.arizonaindicators.org/sites/default/files/content/publication...

[3] Hart B, Manning L, and Shoemaker J.  Starting Off Strong: The Promise of Home Visiting for Arizona Families.  Morrison Institute for Public Policy, Arizona State University, 2015.
See: https://morrisoninstitute.asu.edu/sites/default/files/content/products/HV%20Report_0.pdf

[4] Pew Charitable Trusts. Solving Social Ills Through Early Childhood Home Visiting Programs. January 23, 2013.
See: http://www.pewtrusts.org/en/research-and-analysis/reports/0001/01/01/solving-social-ills-through-early-childhood-home-visiting

[5] Evans A, Shoemaker JA. Benefit-Cost Analysis of Early Childhood Home Visitation Programs in Arizona.  Seidman Research Insitute and Morrison Institute for Public Policy, Arizona State University, 2016.
See: http://www.arizonaindicators.org/sites/default/files/content/publications/MIECHV%20BCA%20FINAL%20012116.pdf

 

iconArizona Home Visiting Index, by County, SFY2015

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Visualization Notes:

The Index represents the estimated percent of families with a related child less than 5-Years old and living below 130% of the Federal Poverty Level who were served by state-administered home visiting programs is state fiscal year (SFY) 2015.

iconArizona Early Childhood Home Visiting Index Map, SFY2015

Visualization Notes: 

Map shows percent of families with own child under the age of 5 and living at less than 130% of Federal Poverty Level served by state-administered home visiting programs in SFY2015.

iconRelative Distribution of Home Visiting Programs, SFY2015

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Program Abbreviations
 
AzEIPArizona Early Intervention Program
EHSEarly Head Start (Home-Based Option)
ESSSEarly Steps to School Success
FSFamily Spirit
GGKGrowing Great Kids
HFAzHealthy Families Arizona
HRPP/NICPHigh-Risk Pregnancy Program/Newborn Intensive Care Program
HSHealth Start
HySHealthy Steps
MEPMigrant Education Program
NFPNurse Family Partnership
PATParents As Teachers
SC-ASafeCare - Augmented

 

Data Source

[1] Shoemaker JA, Manning L, Ramos C.  The Arizona Home Visiting Index: Monitoring the scope of state-administered home visiting programs in Arizona, SFY2015.  Morrison Institute for Public Policy, Arizona State University, 2016.
See: http://www.arizonaindicators.org/sites/default/files/content/publications/AZ%20HV%20Index%20report%20SFY2015%20V2.1.pdf

[2] Shoemaker JA, Manning L, Macia G, Vitek K. Estimating the Scope of State-Administered Home Visiting Programs in Arizona, SFY2014. Morrison Institute for Public Policy, Arizona State University, 2014. 
See: http://www.arizonaindicators.org/sites/default/files/content/publications/ScopeofHVinAzReport.pdf

[3] Hart B, Manning L, and Shoemaker J.  Starting Off Strong: The Promise of Home Visiting for Arizona Families.  Morrison Institute for Public Policy, Arizona State University, 2015.
See: https://morrisoninstitute.asu.edu/sites/default/files/content/products/HV%20Report_0.pdf

[4] Pew Charitable Trusts. Solving Social Ills Through Early Childhood Home Visiting Programs. January 23, 2013.
See: http://www.pewtrusts.org/en/research-and-analysis/reports/0001/01/01/solving-social-ills-through-early-childhood-home-visiting

[5] Evans A, Shoemaker JA. Benefit-Cost Analysis of Early Childhood Home Visitation Programs in Arizona.  Seidman Research Insitute and Morrison Institute for Public Policy, Arizona State University, 2016.
See: http://www.arizonaindicators.org/sites/default/files/content/publications/MIECHV%20BCA%20FINAL%20012116.pdf