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Health Indicator Report of Child Home Visiting Programs

New Mexico's Home Visiting System aims to provide support services to families who are expecting a child or whose children have not yet entered kindergarten. These services are intended to increase child well-being and prevent adverse childhood experiences by building parental capacity, establishing trusting relationships with families, and optimizing the relationships between parents and children in their home environments.

Home Visiting in New Mexico, Program Locations and Number of Families Served by County, July 2016 to June 2017

An additional 180 families of unknown NM county were served; total served families = 4586.
An additional 180 families of unknown NM county were served; total served families = 4586.


Data are currently collected and reported by the state's Home Visiting Database, maintained and managed for CYFD by the Early Childhood Services Center at UNM Continuing Education. Home visiting program locations are current as of September 2016. Counts and percentages by county reflect the sum of services provided during NM state government fiscal year 2017 (July 2016-June 2017).

Data Source

New Mexico Children, Youth and Families Department, PO Drawer 5160 Santa Fe, NM 87502-5160. Phone: (505)827-8400. Website:


Home visiting information collected from programs administered by the New Mexico Children, Youth and Families Department's Home Visiting System.


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Healthy People Objective: EMC-2.5, (Developmental) Increase the proportion of parents with children under the age of 3years whose doctors or other health care professionals talk with them about positive parenting practices

U.S. Target: Developmental

How Do We Compare With the U.S.?

New Mexico's Home Visiting Accountability Act, which was signed by Governor Susana Martinez in 2013, has become a nationwide model for states seeking to formalize support for their Home Visiting Systems and establish uniform goals and reporting measures.

What Is Being Done?

New Mexico has committed itself to building a Home Visiting System that includes the infrastructure and program capacity needed to provide universal voluntary access to home visiting for pregnant women, expectant fathers, and parents and primary caregivers of children from birth to kindergarten entry. The services provided through home visiting are expected to be research-based, grounded in best practices, and linked to six overarching goals: # Babies are Born Healthy # Children are Nurtured by their Parents and Caregivers # Children are Physically and Mentally Healthy # Children are Ready for School # Children and Families are Safe # Families are Connected to Formal and Informal Supports in their Communities [[br]] * Why: To promote child well-being and prevent adverse childhood experiences[[br]] * What: "Home visiting" is a program strategy that delivers a variety of informational, educational, developmental, referral and other support services[[br]] * For Whom: Families who are expecting or who have children who have not yet entered kindergarten[[br]] * By Whom: Well-trained and competent staff, including nurses, social workers and other early childhood and health professionals, or trained and supervised lay workers[[br]] * How: By promoting parental competence and successful early childhood health and development by building long-term relationships with families and optimizing the relationships between parents and children

Available Services

See the CYFD listing of [ Home Visiting programs by region], with contact information. The UNM Center for Development and Disability also maintains a listing of [ Home Visiting programs].
Page Content Updated On 08/18/2017, Published on 08/29/2017
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Content updated: Tue, 29 Aug 2017 09:51:49 MDT