What is Home Visiting Evidence of Effectiveness?

Coming Soon: Version 2.2 Handbook of Procedures and Standards

The public comment period for proposed updates to the HomVEE procedures and standards, including procedures related to virtual home visiting research, closed on July 28, 2023. HomVEE will be releasing an updated handbook in the coming months.

The Department of Health and Human Services launched the Home Visiting Evidence of Effectiveness (HomVEE) review to conduct a thorough and transparent review of early childhood home visiting models. HomVEE provides an assessment of the evidence of effectiveness for early childhood home visiting models that serve families with pregnant women and children from birth to kindergarten entry (that is, up through age 5).

The HomVEE review assesses the quality of the research evidence. Information in HomVEE about models and implementation reflects information provided by the developer or other model stakeholders. Questions about the models should be directed to the developers or other model stakeholders. Contact information is provided for each model in the model's implementation profile.


At this website you will find…

  • The HomVEE summary briefly describes how HomVEE selects and rates models under review, and which models are evidence based.
  • The model reports provide a brief model description and review results including evidence of model effectiveness, details of manuscripts, and a summary of findings by outcome domain. They also link to detailed implementation information on models that meet HomVEE's published standards for well-designed research.
  • Outcome domain reports organize the review results by type of outcome, and include details on whether findings in the domain were favorable, a summary of findings for the domain by model, and details on specific findings and measures.
  • Results of HomVEE's review of research conducted with tribal populations.
  • Details on how the review was conducted can be found in the methods and standards pages.
  • A research database can be used to search all manuscripts included in the review.
  • Models eligible for Federal Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting (MIECHV) funding.