It is widely known that the time between conception and the start of school is the most critical period of childhood growth and development. Experiences in those early years have significant health and social effects that last a lifetime. Home visiting is one of the most commonly used and effective approaches in serving families with pregnant women, newborns and young children. Research supports that home visiting services, if designed and implemented well, produce many benefits for families.
Home visiting services have recently been regarded both at the national and state levels as a vital service strategy to improve family outcomes. At the national level, President Barack Obama signed the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) in March 2010 that created the Maternal, Infant and Early Childhood Home Visiting (MIECHV) program.
The Oregon Home Visiting Needs Assessment report is the first comprehensive view of Oregon's maternal and childhood health home visiting services at the community and state levels. The report is geared towards service providers and planners at the county and state levels. Members of the audience may be part of city, county or state governments; providers of home visiting services; providers of health care or public health services; educators or providers of early childhood care and education; or providers of other types of social services.
Reports by County Grouping (all files pdf)
|Baker, Union, Wallowa
Clatsop, Columbia, Tillamook
Crook, Deschutes, Jefferson
Grant, Harney, Malheur
Gilliam, Hood River, Sherman, Wasco, Wheeler
If you have questions about the research in the Oregon’s Home Visiting reports, please contact:
Kathleen Anger, PhD
Senior Research Analyst
Oregon Health Authority