Child Abuse Prevention Fund Home Visitation Outcomes Project

Organizations that are a part of the Outcomes Project are dedicated to preventing intentional and unintentional injury, improving family function, and promoting child health and development.

The Outcomes Project is built on the hypothesis that by using an outcome measurement framework, common data can measure the impact of home visitation on promoting positive results for families and children. Using research-based, scientifically proven screening tools that have reliable measures, programs have data to collectively measure the impact on individual families. Home visitation programs also have comparative data to determine program quality and plan program improvements.

Through the Outcomes Project, a cutting-edge, nationally recognized measurement framework for the field of home visitation was designed and implemented in Wisconsin. The evaluation framework has five key outcomes that reflect expected results from the field of home visitation and are based upon best practice principles. Indicators are linked to each of the five outcomes and are measurable across a variety of evidence-based program models.

Outcome Attainment Report

The 2012 Outcome Attainment Report contains analysis of 688 children actively enrolled in one of the eight participating home visiting programs. Key findings include:

  • A total of 383 infants had a basic health screening, and 96 percent were up-to-date for their age and on track to be fully immunized by age 2. In addition, 98.1 percent had all recommended well-child visits for their age as advised by the American Academy of Pediatrics.
  • 96.7 percent of 305 children older than age 1 were up-to-date on all scheduled immunizations. In addition, 90.8 percent had received a routine health exam within the last 12 months.
  • Overall, of the 688 children enrolled in the Outcomes Project, 679 (99.7 percent) had a primary care doctor, nurse practitioner or clinic where they went for medical care.
  • 556 children enrolled received an Ages & Stages Questionnaires-3™ developmental screening. A total of 145 (71.8 percent) children received at least one service within two months of identification of a potential delay, score in the monitoring zone or parental concern.

Reports are done annually. Download the 2012 Outcome Attainment Report. For history and data comparison, you also may review the 2011 Outcome Attainment Report

Five-year Trend Report

Five-year trend report

A five-year trend report for the Early Years Home Visitation Outcomes Project also is available. Findings from the report include:

  • 99 percent of families had a designated source of primary care services. Additionally, most children are updated on health exams and immunizations.
  • Each year more HOME Inventories (a measure to determine if a home environment is conducive to early learning) are completed as intended, and on time for infants and children enrolled each year since project initiation.

Download the 2007-2011 Trends Report