Performance Measures

Family Support Performance Measures

  • The six benchmark areas captured through these performance measures are:
    • Improved maternal and newborn health;
    • Prevention of child injuries, child abuse, neglect, or maltreatment, and reduction of emergency department visits;
    • Improvement in school readiness and achievement;
    • Reduction in crime or domestic violence;
    • Improvements in family economic self-sufficiency; and
    • Improvements in the coordination and referrals for other community resources and supports.

1. Preterm Birth – Percent of infants (among mothers who enrolled in home visiting prenatally before 37 weeks) who are born preterm following program enrollment

2. Breastfeeding – Percent of infants (among mothers who enrolled in home visiting prenatally) who were breastfed any amount at 3 and 6 months of age

3. Depression Screening – Percent of primary caregivers enrolled in home visiting who are screened for depression using a validated tool within 3 months of enrollment (for those not enrolled prenatally) or within 3 months of delivery (for those enrolled prenatally)

4. Well Child Visit – Percent of children enrolled in home visiting who received the last recommended visit based on the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) schedule

5. Postpartum Care – Percent of mothers enrolled in home visiting prenatally or within 30 days after delivery who received a postpartum visit with a healthcare provider within 8 weeks (56 days) of delivery

6. Tobacco Cessation Referrals – Percent of primary caregivers enrolled in home visiting who reported using tobacco or cigarettes at enrollment and were referred to tobacco cessation counseling or services within 3 months of enrollment

7. Safe Sleep – Percent of infants enrolled in home visiting that are always placed to sleep on their backs, without bed-sharing or soft bedding

8. Child Injury – Rate of injury-related visits to the Emergency Department (ED) since enrollment among children enrolled in home visiting

9. Child Maltreatment – Percent of children enrolled in home visiting with at least 1 investigated case of maltreatment following enrollment within the reporting period

10. Parent-Child Interaction – Percent of primary caregivers enrolled in home visiting who receive an observation of caregiver-child interaction by the home visitor using a validated tool

11. Early Language and Literacy Activities – Percent of children enrolled in home visiting with a family member who reported that during a typical week s/he read, told stories, and/or sang songs with their child daily, every day

12. Developmental Screening – Percent of children enrolled in home visiting with a timely screen for developmental delays using a validated parent-completed tool

13. Behavioral Concerns and Home Visits – Percent of home visits where primary caregivers were asked if they have any concerns regarding their child’s development, behavior, or learning

14. Intimate Partner Violence Screening Indicator – Percent of primary caregivers enrolled in home visiting who are screened for intimate partner violence (IPV) within 6 months of enrollment using a validated tool

15. Primary Caregiver Education – Percent of primary caregivers who enrolled in home visiting without a high school degree or equivalent who subsequently enrolled in, maintained continuous enrollment in, or completed high school or equivalent during their participation in home visiting

16. Continuity of Insurance Coverage – Percent of primary caregivers enrolled in home visiting who had continuous health insurance coverage for at least 6 consecutive months

17. Completed Depression Referrals – Percent of primary caregivers referred to services for a positive screen for depression who receive one or more service contacts

18. Completed Developmental Referrals – Percent of children enrolled in home visiting with positive screens for developmental delays (measured using a validated tool) who receive services in a timely manner

19. Intimate Partner Violence Referrals – Percent of primary caregivers enrolled in home visiting with positive screens for IPV (measured using a validated tool) who receive referral information for IPV