Understanding How HomVee Prioritizes Home Visiting Models for Review

Nov 26, 2018 1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services began the Home Visiting Evidence of Effectiveness (HomVEE) project in 2009 to systematically review research literature on home visiting in a thorough, transparent manner. HomVEE assesses the evidence of effectiveness for home visiting models that target families with pregnant women and children from birth to kindergarten entry (that is, up through age 5).

On Monday, November 26, from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m., Mathematica hosted a webinar to explain how HomVEE prioritizes home visiting models for review and answer your questions about the prioritization process. The webinar featured researchers from the Administration for Children and Families, Office of Planning, Research, and Evaluation as well as Mathematica.

Speakers provided the following:

  • An overview of HomVEE prioritization criteria
  • An explanation of how home visiting models earn study- and model-level prioritization points
  • An explanation of how prioritization scores are calculated
  • Updates to the annual review process


  • Amanda Coleman, senior social science research analyst at the Office of Planning, Research, and Evaluation
  • Emily Sama-Miller, HomVEE project director and senior researcher at Mathematica
  • Lauren Akers, HomVEE deputy project director and researcher at Mathematica