Assessment and Mapping of Community Connections in Home Visiting

Child Trends has published a report on their work with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services creating a tool for assessing and mapping community connections among those served by home visiting programs. Proposed for use by administrators, early education professionals, researchers, and other stakeholders, this tool would allow users to map and generate reports on the resources available to families served by home visitors, including by service type (e.g., mental health providers), neighborhood context (e.g., neighborhood disadvantage), and service accessibility (distance from families), among others. Driven by input from home visiting stakeholders, the report on the development of this tool sheds light on the challenges faced by home visiting stakeholders in accessing and using data to support families.