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Utah's Home Visiting Program

The Home Visiting Program (HVP) resides within the Utah State Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS). DHHS funds and supports local Health Departments and not for profit agencies implementing an evidence-based home visiting program.

HVP supports evidence-based models that have a positive impact on the families who participate. Home visits are tailored to the needs of the families served and can take place in the family’s home. Home visitors may accommodate to visit families in an office, park, or wherever the family is most comfortable.

Home visiting professionals provide visits and services to pregnant women and young families who would like:

  • Support with their parenting journey
  • Learning about new ways, to have fun with their child
  • Information about child development
  • Connections to community resources
  • Information on breastfeeding, toilet training, nutrition, home safety, and other educational resources as needed

Models Supported by Utah’s Home Visiting Program

Nurse Family Partnership (NFP)

A program for first time moms, beginning during their pregnancy where a nurse provides one on one support, advice, information needed to have a healthy pregnancy, until the child turns two years old.

Parents as Teachers (PAT)

A proven home visiting program providing one-on-one support for parents during the critical early years of child development ages zero to five.

Family Spirit

An evidence-based, culturally tailored home-visiting program for Native American families to promote optimal health and wellbeing for parents and their children, ages birth to 3 years old.

Benefits of Home Visiting Programs according to Casey Family Programs

Positive parenting practices
  • Increase parental confidence to create more developmentally stimulating home environments.
  • Decrease the use of physical punishment and yelling.
  • Reduce substantiated reports of child abuse and neglect.
  • Reduce recurrence of maltreatment.
Improvements in child and maternal health
  • Reduction in low-birth weight infants.
  • Positive impacts on breastfeeding and child immunization.
  • Improvements in parental mental health.
  • Decrease in parenting stress.
Improvements in child development and school readiness
  • Positive impacts on children’s cognitive development, behavior, and school performance.
Stronger family economic self-sufficiency
  • Parents are more likely to work or be enrolled in education or vocational training.
  • Parents are more likely to obtain jobs with higher wages during or following enrollment.
Frequently Asked Questions:
  • For a list of locations near you click here.
  • You must live within the area of a local agency which offers home visiting services.
  • Send us a message using the “Contact Us” form, available below, and we will connect you with a local agency offering home visiting services.
  • You may also reach out to a local agency directly.
  • You must be pregnant or have a child under age 5. (These requirements differ, depending on the program the agency offers.)
  • You must meet the income requirements for the program. Generally, if you quality for WIC, (the Women, Infants, and Children program), you also qualify for home visiting. We can help you determine if you qualify.
  • You should be interested in learning new things about being a parent.
  • Home visitors are nurses or other trained professionals who are certified to provide services to you and your family.
  • All home visitors receive a background check.
  • Home visitors care about children, their families, and respect the values of you and your family.
  • The frequency of a home visit depends on the program offered.
  • Families can expect to receive two visit per month.
  • Home visits may be 60 to 90 minutes, depending on the needs of your family.
  • Home visiting is a free service offered to anyone who meets the qualifications.
  • Yes! Home Visitors love working with the whole family, including grandparents, aunts or uncles, and anyone who helps care for the child.

Home Visitors want you and your family to have a great experience with your child.

They respect your values and will give you simple ideas to maximize your child's development and your family's well being.

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