HRSA requires Federal Home Visiting Program grantees to report on their program’s performance. The information and resources below aim to assist grantees in:
- Preparing and submitting required performance reports,
- Measuring their program’s performance,
- Providing continuous quality improvement, and
- Evaluating their program.
Six Benchmark Domains
Grantees must collect and report data on program implementation and performance for eligible families participating in the six benchmark areas:
- Improvements in maternal, newborn, and child health;
- Prevention of child injuries, child abuse, neglect, or maltreatment and reductions of emergency room visits;
- Improvements in school readiness and child academic achievement;
- Reductions in crime or domestic violence;
- Improvements in family economic self-sufficiency; and
- Improvements in the coordination and referrals for other community resources and supports.
In October 2016, HHS revised performance reporting requirements for Federal Home Visiting grantees.
The updates aim to simplify, standardize, and strengthen the performance measurement system. To meet these goals, HHS engaged in a year-long process that included Federal Home Visiting grantees, federal partners, home visiting model developers, and other stakeholders to revise the performance measurement system.
To meet these goals, HHS engaged in a year-long process that included Federal Home Visiting grantees, federal partners, home visiting model developers, and other stakeholders to revise the performance measurement system. Summary of Federal Home Visiting Program Performance Measures (PDF - 232.7 KB)
Use the resources below to understand and report on your program’s performance.
- Form 1 - Demographic Performance Measures (PDF - 379 KB) (Includes demographic, service utilization, and select clinical indicators)
- Form 2 - Benchmark Performance Measures (PDF - 391 KB) (Includes performance indicators and systems outcome measures)
- Performance Measurement System TA Webinar #1 (March 23, 2016)
- Performance Measurement System TA Webinar #2 (April 5, 2016)
- Performance Measurement Toolkit (PDF - 1.5 MB)
- Guidance on Identifying Missing Data (PDF - 320 KB)
- Home Visiting Model Developer Performance Measurement Crosswalk (PDF - 770 KB)
- Grantee Performance Measurement Data Collection and Analysis Plan Template (PDF - 188 KB)
- Demographic, Service Utilization, and Select Clinical Indicators and Performance Indicators and Systems Outcomes: FAQs (PDF - 713 KB)
Quarterly Performance Reporting
Federal Home Visiting grantees must submit quarterly performance reports (PDF - 319 KB) which serve to assist HRSA in monitoring grants and providing oversight.
The forms include a select number of service utilization and staffing measures, which have the potential to change frequently. We require additional benchmark performance data from grantees that have not demonstrated improvement in four of the six benchmark areas and are currently on an Improvement Plan.
- Form 4 - Quarterly Data Collection (PDF - 319 KB)
- Form 4 - Quarterly Performance Reporting Frequently Asked Questions (PDF - 239 KB)
Home Visiting Evaluation
The Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting Evaluation (MIHOPE) contract conducts the legislatively-mandated evaluation of the Federal Home Visiting program. This evaluation involves multiple tasks and activities that together provide federal and state policymakers, service providers, and other interested parties with valuable information about the effectiveness of these federally-funded programs in improving outcomes for children and families.