Evaluations of Healthy Families America by State

Here you will find links to studies and evaluations of state level Healthy Families programs.


  • LeCroy & Krysik (2011). Randomized trial of the Healthy Families Arizona home visiting program. Children and Youth Services Review, 33, 1761-1766. 


  • Falconer, M. K., Clark, M. H., & Parris, D. (2011). Validity in an evaluation of Healthy Families Florida-A program to prevent child abuse and neglect. Children and Youth Services Review, 33(1), 66-77. 


  • Bair-Merritt, M. H., Jennings, J. M., Chen, R., Burrell, L., McFarlane, E., Fuddy, L., et al.  (2010). Reducing maternal intimate partner violence after the birth of a child:  A randomized controlled trial of the Hawaii Healthy Start home visitation program. Archives of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine, 164(1), 16-23.
  • Dew & Breakey (2014). An evaluation of Hawaii’s Healthy Start Program using child abuse hospitalization data. Journal of Family Violence, 29(8), 893-900.


  • Tufts Interdisciplinary Evaluation Research. (2015). The Massachusetts Healthy Families Evaluation-2 (MHFE-2): A Randomized Controlled Trial of a Statewide Home Visiting Program for Young Parents. Final report to the Children's Trust of Massachusetts. Medford, MA: Tufts University.
  • Easterbrooks MA, Bartlett JD, Raskin M, Goldberg J, Contreras MM, Kotake C, Chaudhuri JH, Jacobs FH (2013). Limiting home visiting effects: maternal depression as a moderator of child maltreatment. Pediatrics, 132 (Suppl 2), S126-133.
  • Easterbrooks, M.A., Jacobs, F. H., Bartlett, J. D., Goldberg, J., Contreras, M. M., Kotake, C., Raskin, M., Chaudhuri, J. H. (2013). Initial findings from a randomized, controlled trial of Healthy Families Massachusetts: Early program impacts on young mothers' parenting. Report to Pew Trusts.

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  • Huntington & Galano (2013). Does Home Visiting Benefit Only First-Time Mothers? Evidence from Healthy Families Virginia. Zero to Three, 33(3), 24-30.

Check back in the future as we add more studies and research reports to this list when they are published.