The Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting (MIECHV) program authorizing legislation requires 75 percent of grant funding be spent on program models that are proven to be effective.
To assist participating states, allow for experimentation with new models and adaptations, and build on the existing evidence base, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services created Home Visiting Evidence of Effectiveness (HomVEE) to conduct a thorough and transparent review of the home visiting research literature and provide an assessment of the evidence of effectiveness for home visiting program models that target families with pregnant women and children from birth to age five. Any state or model developer may request a review by HomVEE to be deemed an evidence-based model.
HomVEE has identified 16 home visiting models that meet the HHS criteria for evidence-based models.
For more information, including review criteria and process, assessment lessons learned, and complete reports, see: Home Visiting Evidence of Effectiveness