Healthy Steps (National Evaluation 1996 Protocol) Meets HHS Criteria

This report focuses on Healthy Steps as implemented in the 1996 evaluation. HHS has determined that home visiting is not the primary service delivery strategy and the model does not meet current requirements for MIECHV program implementation.

Model effectiveness research report last updated: 2011

Effects shown in research & outcome measure details

Reductions in child maltreatment

Findings rated moderate

Healthy Steps (National Evaluation 1996 Protocol)
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Outcome measure Effect Follow-up timing Sample Sample size Intervention group Comparison group Group difference Effect size Statistical significance
Used emergency department in past year for injury
FavorableUnfavorable or ambiguousNo Effect
5.5 years The 6 RCT national evaluation sites 1308 children Mean = 0.09 Mean = 0.10 OR = 0.96 HomeVEE calculated = -0.02 Not statistically significant, p ≥ 0.05
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Outcome measure Outcome measure description Collection method Properties

Used emergency department in the past year for injury

Percentage of parents who reported using the emergency department in the past year for a child injury Parent/caregiver report

Not applicable

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