Home visiting programs have a unique opportunity to reach families and to improve maternal, child, and family outcomes. Yet, gaps exist between our knowledge of what works and the implementation of these practices. As a result, many home visiting programs nationwide are struggling to meet families’ needs.

Since 2013, EDC has led the nation’s first Home Visiting Collaborative Improvement and Innovation Network (HV CoIIN) with the Health Resources and Services Administration. Through HV CoIIN, EDC is supporting Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting Program awardees in using continuous quality improvement (CQI) methods to transform their systems and services with families and ensure equitable outcomes for all.  

Key Activities

Through HV CoIIN, EDC experts in CQI and maternal and child health lead:


HV CoIIN 2.0 participants have significantly improved their home visiting services and initiated system transformations to ensure equitable outcomes for all staff and families. Achievements include the following:

  • Over 80% of mothers are now being screened for maternal depression at appropriate intervals—a figure well above the national average.
  • Over 90% of families now receive regular developmental surveillance during home visits, and 75% of children are receiving timely screenings.
  • Over 97% of home visitors are trained in basic competencies to address IPV, and an increase of 20% of parents identified with IPV have a personalized plan for their safety.

Learn More

Home Visiting Collaborative Improvement and Innovation Network (HV CoIIN)
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration

Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Ideas to Impact and Health Equity Resources and Strategies