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Home Visiting Models

Healthy Families America

Nurse Family Partnership

Parents as Teachers

Positive Parenting Program (Triple P)


For this grant program, ACF considered several criteria to define “Supported” or “Well-Supported” evidence-based programs that are consistent with the 2008 Consolidated Appropriation Act report language.  These criteria are the following:
  • There must be no clinical or empirical evidence or theoretical basis indicating that the practice constitutes a substantial risk of harm to those receiving it, compared to its likely benefits. 
  • The program must articulate a theory of change which specifies clearly identified outcomes and describes the activities that are related to those outcomes.  This is represented through the presence of a detailed logic model or conceptual framework that depicts the assumptions for the inputs and outputs that lead to the short, intermediate and long-term outcomes.  The program must have a book, manual, training or other available writings that specify components of the program and describes how to administer it.
For more information, please view the program announcement.