RESULTS: Home Visiting Outcomes at a Glance
Studies have found that high-quality home visiting programs achieve the following results:
Pregnant mothers who participated in home visiting had 48% fewer low-weight babies. Low birth weights lead to increased health issues and health-care costs for children throughout their lives.
Child Abuse and Neglect
Families that participated in home visiting services were 50% less likely to be involved with Child Protective Services.
School Readiness and Achievement
Participating children scored 25% higher on first-through-third grade reading and math achievement tests.
Participating mothers were 5 times more likely to be enrolled in an education or training program.
By age 15, first-born children who received home visits during infancy were 48% less likely to be arrested than their peers who did not have home visiting.
These outcomes not only create healthier children, families, and communities, but can also lead to considerable cost savings.
Benefits that Add Up for Everyone
One high-quality home visiting program, over time, saves taxpayers up to $5.70 for every dollar invested.
Another high-quality program generates $3.16 in savings by the time the child turns 7.
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