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Welcome to SupportingEBHV.org
 

In 2008, the Children's Bureau (CB) within the Administration for Children and Families (ACF) at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services funded 17 cooperative agreements to support the infrastructure needed for the widespread adoption, implementation and sustaining of evidence-based home visitation programs that aim to prevent child maltreatment. Grantees are combining their grant funds with other funding sources to support the implementation of EBHV programs with fidelity, the scaling up of the high-fidelity home visiting models, and the sustainability of the models.  Grantees are also conducting local implementation and outcome evaluations. The program's overarching goal is to generate knowledge about the use of evidence-based home visiting programs to prevent child maltreatment, including obstacles and opportunities for their wider implementation.

In 2011, the EBHV grant program was formally incorporated into the Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting Program (MIECHV) State Formula Grant Program which is administered by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA).  Through the ACF's collaboration with HRSA, additional funding was provided to each of the original ACF EBHV grantees for the continuation of these projects.  These funds were provided by HRSA in recognition of the ACF EBHV program's potential to contribute to the knowledge base regarding supporting evidence-based home visiting programs.

CB/ACF has funded Mathematica Policy Research and Chapin Hall at the University of Chicago to conduct a cross-site evaluation of the grantees’ programs. The primary purpose of the cross-site evaluation is to identify successful strategies for adopting, implementing, and sustaining high-quality home visiting programs to prevent child maltreatment. CB/ACF also funded the FRIENDS National Resource Center to provide programmatic TA to the grantees and to the publish the EBHV newsletter.   

For more information, view the program announcement here.







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