Principal Investigator: Ted Miller
Sponsor: The Pew Charitable Trusts
(7/10/2010 - 11/1/2012) Proposal Abstract
Although the NFP—a national, evidence-based home visiting model—is widely recognized for its effectiveness, policy debate about program adoption or expansion is poorly informed. The evidence about the program benefits and costs is fragmented and not adjusted to current Medicaid and Temporary Assistance for Needy Families eligibility rules, a major factor in determining program participant enrollment. Under this Agreement, HBSA will use data from NFP to conduct an updated cost-benefit analysis of the program. HBSA also will develop a Web-based cost-benefit calculator that estimates the costs of program adoption or expansion and associated government and societal cost-saving benefits.