DOHVE Project Resources

 

The Design Options for Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting Evaluation (DOHVE) Technical Assistance (TA) Team provides assistance to grantees funded under the Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting (MIECHV) Program on issues related to strengthening their evaluations of promising programs, developing and adapting data systems to facilitate tracking and reporting on federal benchmarks, and implementing quality improvement systems.


DOHVE Technical Assistance Documents

Benchmarks

  • MIECHV Benchmark Performance Measures Snapshot Reports

    The purpose of these snapshot reports is to provide an overview of the 56 approved Home Visiting benchmark plans of state and territory MIECHV grantees.  The snapshot reports summarize benchmark plans across each of benchmark constructs according to the type of measure (outcome or process ), the data source (client, home visitor, or administrative records), the target population being measured, the areas of focus, and the tools and measures identified by grantees. 

  • Summary of MIECHV Benchmark Performance Measures

    The purpose of this summary document is to provide an overview of the 56 approved Home Visiting benchmark plans of state and territory MIECHV grantees.  Information was gathered from each plan, including the stated performance measure, the type of measure (outcome or process ), the data source (client, home visitor, or administrative records), the target population being measured, the tool(s) or measure(s) identified by the grantee, and the measurement period.  Information was also collected on the type of comparison being made (individual, cohort, or cross-sectional comparison of data), the direction of improvement needed to demonstrate success, and the type of scoring that will be used to demonstrate change.  Included in the document is a summary of Home Visiting grantee benchmark plans across constructs (to the greatest extent possible) and within constructs.  

  • Benchmark Plan Elements and Guidance

    Drawing from commonalities across benchmark plans, this document makes recommendations for strengthening benchmark plans.

  • Measurement Brief: Selecting Data Collection Measures for MIECHV Benchmarks

    The intent of this document is to support the Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting (MIECHV) program as part of the provision of technical assistance to funded grantees. Specifically, this brief focuses on the selection and development of performance measures or indicators to achieve those goals related to the legislatively mandated benchmark areas.

  • Model Developer Crosswalk to Benchmarks

    The following resource tool reflects information obtained from model developers as to how each evidence-based model aligns across the MIECHV program benchmarks. The government does not endorse these measurement instruments/items or the model developer’s recommendations on the use of the instruments/items to meet MIECHV benchmarks.

  • DOHVE ASQ-3 and ASQ-SE Issue Brief

    This document provides information on the purpose, format, administrations and training costs of the Ages and Stages Questionnaires (ASQ-3 and the ASQ:SE). It also provides information on the potential use of each tool in assessing Benchmark 3 constructs.

  • Life Skills Progression Brief: Information and Guidelines for Use in Meeting MIECHV Benchmarks

    The Life Skills Progression (LSP) is an outcome summary tool that home visitors can use to gather and organize information about family competencies obtained from other data sources.

  • DOHVE Compendium of Measurement Tools for MIECHV Grantees

    The intent of this document is to support the Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting (MIECHV) Program by providing measurement resources relevant to home visiting programs.

  • Benchmark Constructs Crosswalk to Compendium of Measures

    The Benchmarks Constructs Crosswalk to Compendium of Measures specifies how measures in the compendium align with benchmark constructs that all MIECHV programs are required to address.

  • Optional Tool for the Measurement of Coordination and Referral Benchmark Constructs

    This measurement tool has been developed for adaptation and use in part or in whole by home visiting programs to track their progress in coordination and referral with outside services and resources for enrolled families. The tool may be used by any home visiting program that is interested in tracking its progress in improving coordination and referral for families they serve or programs they fund.

  • Measuring Child Maltreatment Benchmark Constructs

    This brief focuses on the measurement of three benchmark constructs related to child maltreatment using child welfare (CW) agency administrative data sources.

Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI)

Research & Evaluation

  • MIECHV Evaluation TA Brief

    This document serves as an overview of the federal expectations concerning research and evaluation conducted using MIECHV funds.

  • Single Case Design (SCD) Brief

    The purpose of this document is to support Maternal Infant and Early Childhood Home Visiting (MIECHV) Program grantees considering the use of Single Case Design (SCD) methods in their evaluations by providing an overview on SCD methodology and presenting considerations that should be weighed when selecting a SCD method.

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DOHVE Technical Assistance Webinars

Benchmarks

Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI)

Management Information Systems

Research & Evaluation

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