A small body of research has found that families who participated in a home visiting program when their children were young may continue to benefit through their children’s adolescence. Therefore, a long-term follow-up study is being planned for families in the Mother and Infant Home Visiting Program Evaluation (MIHOPE). MIHOPE is examining how home visiting programs funded by the Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting program (MIECHV) affect outcomes for children and families.
In 2017, MDRC and its partners will develop design options for conducting long-term follow-up of the MIHOPE families. A final design report is expected to be released in early 2018.