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New York Home Visiting


The New York State Department of Health has begun an initiative to improve maternal and child health by increasing access to evidence based home visiting programs. A critical aspect of this process is ensuring that all eligible women are being referred to available programs.

Review details below for informational and promotional materials related to the home visiting programs Nurse-Family Partnership and Healthy Families New York.

Eligibility Criteria

Nurse-Family Partnership

  • First time mother
  • Low-income (WIC or Medicaid eligible)
  • Enrolled no later than 28 weeks (7 months) gestation
  • Live in targeted area/ county

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Healthy Families New York

  • "At-risk" pregnant or parenting families of newborns less than 3 months old
  • No age restriction on age of parents or number of pregnancies
  • Family must reside in target area

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MCH Home Visiting Toolkit

This toolkit is the product of a collaboration between the New York State Department of Health, Bureau of Women, Infant and Adolescent Health; the Center for Public Health Continuing Education at the University at Albany School of Public Health; NYS Office of Children and Family Services; and Nurse-Family Partnership National Service Office.

It has been designed to increase awareness of the benefits of evidenced based home visiting programs in New York State.

Evidence Based Home Visiting in New York State

Healthy Families New York
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Nurse-Family Partnership
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Home Instruction for Parents of Preschool Youngsters (HIPPY)
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Parents as Teachers (PAT)
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Additional Resources


New York State Department of Health
Maternal, Infant and Early Childhood Home Visiting (MIECHV) Initiative

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Home Visiting Evidence of Effectiveness (HomeVEE)