Evidence-Based Home Visiting

Evidence Based Home Visiting (EBHV) programs can be an effective early-intervention strategy to improve the health and well-being of children and parents. Research demonstrates that young children of families enrolled in EBHV programs show improvements in health and development outcomes and increased school readiness.

EBHV programs:

  • Improve family functioning and parenting skills
  • Link families with appropriate social service agencies
  • Promote early learning
  • Help new parents provide safe, nurturing environments for their children and become more self-sufficient

Families participate on a voluntary basis and are provided with ongoing support in times of need.

The Tennessee Department of Health currently governs EBHV programs in all 95 counties via service contracts with local community-based agencies and county and regional health departments.