Home Visiting

Supporting parents and child development.

Evidence-based home visiting programs provide expectant families and families of infants and toddlers with the support and resources they need to lay a strong foundation for their baby’s future learning, behavior, and health. Policymakers can increase funding and access to voluntary, home visiting services for families across the country, ensuring that all infants and toddlers get a strong start in life.

Take Action

Tell Congress to #ThinkBabiesAndAct and support home visiting!

THE FACTS

In 2018, evidence-based home visiting programs reached only 286,000 families of the 18 million families that could benefit.

THE FACTS

Nearly 70 percent of parents agreed they would use more positive parenting strategies if they knew about them.

THE FACTS

Research shows home visiting can be an effective method of delivering family support and child development services.

Legislation At-A-Glance

Home Visiting to Reduce Maternal Mortality and Morbidity Act

This bill would double the federal government’s investment in evidence-based home visiting programs by 2022, giving expecting mothers and new parents access to the resources and support they need to ensure their babies’ healthy development.

What it could mean for babies:

Millions of babies would get a healthier start in life, no matter where they grow up. Expanding access to home visiting ensures more new and expecting parents across the country can get the supports they need and want to offer their young children the strongest possible start in life.

Advocacy Tools & Resources

State of Babies Yearbook: 2020: Use national and state-by-state data on the well-being of infants and toddlers to call on federal and state policymakers to improve outcomes for babies and families.