The evaluation of healthy families Arizona: A multisite home visitation program

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Healthy Families Arizona is a broadly implemented home visitation program aimed at preventing child abuse and neglect, improving child health and development, and promoting positive parent/child interaction. The program began as a pilot in two sites in 1991 and by 2004 had grown to 48 sites located in urban, rural, and tribal regions of the state. The unique administrative structure of the program and collaboration between evaluation and quality assurance have helped overcome many of the problems familiar to home visitation programs. This paper describes how a systematic focus to improve processes and outcomes has positioned the program for a randomized longitudinal study. Key components of the program are described and evaluation results are presented.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)109-127
Number of pages19
JournalJournal of Prevention and Intervention in the Community
Issue number1-2
StatePublished - Aug 23 2007


  • Child abuse prevention
  • Formative evaluation
  • Healthy Families
  • Home visitation
  • Quality improvement
  • Summative evaluation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Psychology


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