Healthy Families Oregon Evaluation

Status: current


Purpose: This study examines the effectiveness of a statewide program of home visiting services for at-risk families. First-time parents are screened for risk factors, and high-risk parents are offered more intensive home visiting services. Continuous program improvement is supported by measuring key process and outcome indicators using the Healthy Families America performance standards.  Reports are provided to the sites quarterly and annually to support continuous program improvement.

Project Design: The evaluation uses a performance measurement approach, assessing outcomes for more than 3000 children and families at the child’s 6-, 12-, 24-, and 36-month birthday.

Funding Source: Early Learning Division, Oregon Department of Education

Start Date: July 2001; evaluation is ongoing

Project Team

Principal Investigators

Jerod Tarte, M.A.

Beth Green, Ph.D.

Project Director

Anna Malsch, Ph.D.

Project Staff

Jennifer Aborn, B.S.

Kate Kissick, B.A.

Wendy Nuzzo, M.S.

Reports and Publications:

NPC Research (February 2016) Key Outcomes for the Healthy Families Oregon Program 2014–2015 Portland, OR: NPC Research
Key Outcomes /

NPC Research (February 2016) Statewide Evaluation Results 2014-2015: Healthy Families Oregon Status Report Tables Portland, OR: NPC Research
Report / /

Green, B. L., Tarte, J. M., Aborn, J. A., & Croome, J. T. (January 2015) Statewide Evaluation Results 2013-2014: Healthy Families Oregon Portland, OR: NPC Research
Report / Outcomes Summary /

Green, B. L., Tarte, J. M., Snoddy, A. M., Lambarth, C. H., Warren, J. M., & Nuzzo, W. (Jan. 2008) Healthy Start of Oregon 2006-2007 Status Report NPC Research.
Report / Appendices / Executive Summary / Parent Summary / Service Implementation Fact Sheet / Outcomes Fact Sheet /

Green, B. L., Brekhus, J., Mackin, J. R., Tarte, J. M., Snoddy, A. M., & Warren, J. M. (April 2007) Healthy Start of Oregon 2005-2006 Maltreatment Report NPC Research: Portland, OR.
Report / Executive Summary /

Green, B. L., Brekhus, J., Mackin, J. R., Tarte, J. M., Snoddy, A. M., & Warren, J. M. (March 2007) Healthy Start of Oregon 2005-2006 Status Report NPC Research: Portland, OR.
Report / Appendices / Executive Summary / Fact Sheet /

Green, B. L., Brekhus, J., Mackin, J. R., Tarte, J. M., & Andrews, A. (July 2006) Healthy Start 2004-2005 Maltreatment Report NPC Research: Portland, OR.
Report / Key Findings /

Green, B. L., Mackin, J. R., Tarte, J. M., Brekhus, J., & Andrews, A. (March 2006) Healthy Start of Oregon 2004-2005 Status Report NPC Research: Portland, OR.
Report /

Green, B. L., Mackin, J. R., Tarte, J. M., Weller, J. M., Brekhus, J., & Andrews, A. (Jan. 2005) Healthy Start 2003 – 2004 Status Report Volume I: Report Narrative July 1, 2003 – June 30, 2004 NPC Research: Portland, OR.
Report / Appendices /

Green, B. L., Mackin, J. R., Tarte, J. M., Cole, R. T. M., & Brekhus, J. (July 2004) Healthy Start 2002 – 2003 Status Report July 1, 2002 – June 30, 2003 NPC Research: Portland, OR.
Report / Appendices /

Mackin, J. R., Brekhus, J., Green, B. L., Cole, R. T. M., & Tarte, J. M. (Aug. 2003) Healthy Start Implementation Survey Report of Findings NPC Research: Portland, OR.
Report /

Green, B. L., Mackin, J. R., Tarte, J. M., Cole, R. T. M., & Brekhus, J. (June 2003) Healthy Start of Oregon 2001 – 2002 Status Report July 1, 2001 – June 30, 2002 NPC Research: Portland, OR.
Report / Appendices / Executive Summary /

presentations:

Green, B. L., & Tarte, J. M. (2013, February) Healthy Start Evaluation 2011-12 Key Outcome and Service Findings Webinar hosted by the Early Learning Council for Healthy Start~Healthy Families Oregon Program Managers & Supervisors.
Presentation /