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Message ID: 8683
Date: 2010-11-01

Author:Brodowski, Melissa (ACF)

Subject:FYI: Tribal Home Visiting Call for Studies

Tribal Home Visiting Evidence of Effectiveness Call for Studies SUBMISSION DEADLINE: November 15, 2010 Purpose Mathematica Policy Research® seeks studies for a comprehensive review of the evidence base for home visiting programs implemented in tribal communities. The review is being conducted for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) by Mathematica (and subcontractor Dr. Brenda Jones Harden) and will be used to help inform the Tribal Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting Program that emphasizes and supports successful implementation of high-quality, culturally-relevant home visiting programs that have demonstrated evidence of effectiveness with American Indian/Alaskan Native populations or in Tribal communities. Submissions are due by November 15, 2010. Background Home visiting as a program delivery vehicle continues to expand due in part to research supporting the primacy of early experiences, social learning, and the parent-child relationship (Daro 2006; DiLauro 2009; Meltzoff et al. 2009). Increasingly, federal policymakers are funding evidence-based program models as part of efforts to make smarter investments in education, health care, and social services (see ACF 2007). Rigorous evaluations of home visitation programs have shown improvements in child and family outcomes, but few evaluations have been conducted on home visiting programs for American Indian/Alaskan Native populations. In July 2010, the Administration for Children and Families (ACF) and the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) announced the availability of FY 2010 funding for the Affordable Care Act (ACA) Tribal Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting Program. The program emphasizes and supports successful implementation of high-quality, culturally-relevant home visiting programs that have demonstrated evidence of effectiveness with American Indian/Alaskan Native populations. The program is being administered by ACF in collaboration with HRSA. To identify the home visiting programs that have shown evidence of effectiveness in improving outcomes for American Indian/Alaskan Native children and families, on behalf of HHS, Mathematica is conducting a comprehensive review of the evidence base. With the intent of assessing the research on home visiting, Mathematica will limit the literature search to programs that include this approach as the primary service delivery strategy. Programs that are primarily center-based with infrequent or supplemental home visiting will be excluded. To be included in this review, home visiting services should be offered to most or all participants and should be integral to programmatic goals. Visits should occur solely or primarily where participating families reside but occasionally may occur elsewhere if the families are homeless or uncomfortable conducting visits in the home. The services may be voluntary or mandated (for example, court ordered). The home visiting services in studies included in this review must occur either during the mother’s pregnancy or after the child is born and prior to school entry, roughly from birth to age 5, and be focused on improving the well-being of American Indian/Alaskan Native child(ren) and families. Therefore, the review will focus on programs that target at least one of the following outcome domains: * Maternal and child heath, such as preventing premature births or increasing preventative doctor visits and immunizations * Child development and school readiness, which may encompass cognitive skills, language development, social-emotional development, or physical development * Reductions in child maltreatment, such as reducing child abuse and neglect, and in childhood injury prevention * Reductions in juvenile delinquency, family violence, and crime * Positive parenting practices to support children’s development, including parent training programs designed to address children’s behavior problems and school readiness * Family economic factors and coordination with community resources and referrals, including employment, food security, and public assistance receipt (when in conjunction with a focus on child or parent outcomes) ELIGIBILITY This call for studies is particularly aimed at identifying unpublished manuscripts (past or recent), conference papers, or new publications (currently in press) that target Tribal communities or American Indian/Alaskan Native participants that are not included in existing research syntheses and databases. The review affiliated with this call for studies is specifically interested in research that includes tribal populations or analyses of impacts analyzed separately on American Indian/Alaskan Native participants. Apart from the call for studies, the Mathematica team will conduct keyword searches of electronic databases, searches for studies on websites of research and policy organizations with links to home visiting, and other search activities. All relevant studies from these searches will be included in our review, supplemented with additional studies identified through this call. Studies submitted in response to this call should: * Focus on home visiting programs targeted to American Indian/Alaskan Native pregnant women and families with children ages birth to 5 * Have been prepared or published in 1979 or later * Provide the name and a detailed description of the home visiting program being evaluated, as well as the study methods employed * Target at least one of the outcome domains described above Submission Instructions Submissions should be e-mailed to HVEE@mathematica-mpr.com Submissions should include the following: * An electronic version of the study in MS Word or PDF format * A cover e-mail noting contact information for the lead or corresponding author, the name of the home visiting program being evaluated, and the study design—randomized control trial, quasi-experimental with a comparison condition, non-experimental (such as pre-post or correlational), or implementation The deadline for submissions is November 15, 1010. Authors will receive acknowledgment of receipt of their submission but no indication of the possible inclusion of their study in the review.

Tribal Home Visiting Evidence of Effectiveness Call for Studies SUBMISSION DEADLINE: November 15, 2010 Purpose Mathematica Policy Research® seeks studies for a comprehensive review of the evidence base for home visiting programs implemented in tribal communities. The review is being conducted for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) by Mathematica (and subcontractor Dr. Brenda Jones Harden) and will be used to help inform the Tribal Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting Program that emphasizes and supports successful implementation of high-quality, culturally-relevant home visiting programs that have demonstrated evidence of effectiveness with American Indian/Alaskan Native populations or in Tribal communities. Submissions are due by November 15, 2010. Background Home visiting as a program delivery vehicle continues to expand due in part to research supporting the primacy of early experiences, social learning, and the parent-child relationship (Daro 2006; DiLauro 2009; Meltzoff et al. 2009). Increasingly, federal policymakers are funding evidence-based program models as part of efforts to make smarter investments in education, health care, and social services (see ACF 2007). Rigorous evaluations of home visitation programs have shown improvements in child and family outcomes, but few evaluations have been conducted on home visiting programs for American Indian/Alaskan Native populations. In July 2010, the Administration for Children and Families (ACF) and the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) announced the availability of FY 2010 funding for the Affordable Care Act (ACA) Tribal Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting Program. The program emphasizes and supports successful implementation of high-quality, culturally-relevant home visiting programs that have demonstrated evidence of effectiveness with American Indian/Alaskan Native populations. The program is being administered by ACF in collaboration with HRSA. To identify the home visiting programs that have shown evidence of effectiveness in improving outcomes for American Indian/Alaskan Native children and families, on behalf of HHS, Mathematica is conducting a comprehensive review of the evidence base. With the intent of assessing the research on home visiting, Mathematica will limit the literature search to programs that include this approach as the primary service delivery strategy. Programs that are primarily center-based with infrequent or supplemental home visiting will be excluded. To be included in this review, home visiting services should be offered to most or all participants and should be integral to programmatic goals. Visits should occur solely or primarily where participating families reside but occasionally may occur elsewhere if the families are homeless or uncomfortable conducting visits in the home. The services may be voluntary or mandated (for example, court ordered). The home visiting services in studies included in this review must occur either during the mother’s pregnancy or after the child is born and prior to school entry, roughly from birth to age 5, and be focused on improving the well-being of American Indian/Alaskan Native child(ren) and families. Therefore, the review will focus on programs that target at least one of the following outcome domains: * Maternal and child heath, such as preventing premature births or increasing preventative doctor visits and immunizations * Child development and school readiness, which may encompass cognitive skills, language development, social-emotional development, or physical development * Reductions in child maltreatment, such as reducing child abuse and neglect, and in childhood injury prevention * Reductions in juvenile delinquency, family violence, and crime * Positive parenting practices to support children’s development, including parent training programs designed to address children’s behavior problems and school readiness * Family economic factors and coordination with community resources and referrals, including employment, food security, and public assistance receipt (when in conjunction with a focus on child or parent outcomes) ELIGIBILITY This call for studies is particularly aimed at identifying unpublished manuscripts (past or recent), conference papers, or new publications (currently in press) that target Tribal communities or American Indian/Alaskan Native participants that are not included in existing research syntheses and databases. The review affiliated with this call for studies is specifically interested in research that includes tribal populations or analyses of impacts analyzed separately on American Indian/Alaskan Native participants. Apart from the call for studies, the Mathematica team will conduct keyword searches of electronic databases, searches for studies on websites of research and policy organizations with links to home visiting, and other search activities. All relevant studies from these searches will be included in our review, supplemented with additional studies identified through this call. Studies submitted in response to this call should: * Focus on home visiting programs targeted to American Indian/Alaskan Native pregnant women and families with children ages birth to 5 * Have been prepared or published in 1979 or later * Provide the name and a detailed description of the home visiting program being evaluated, as well as the study methods employed * Target at least one of the outcome domains described above Submission Instructions Submissions should be e-mailed to HVEEmathematica-mpr.com Submissions should include the following: * An electronic version of the study in MS Word or PDF format * A cover e-mail noting contact information for the lead or corresponding author, the name of the home visiting program being evaluated, and the study design—randomized control trial, quasi-experimental with a comparison condition, non-experimental (such as pre-post or correlational), or implementation The deadline for submissions is November 15, 1010. Authors will receive acknowledgment of receipt of their submission but no indication of the possible inclusion of their study in the review.