Each program that Parent Possible promotes and supports utilizes an evidence-based model, backed by research that shows consistent results.

HIPPY and PAT have both been included in a list of only seven models that meet the highest level of requirements for evidence-based programming under the Maternal, Infant and Early Childhood Home Visiting Program under the Affordable Care Act. HIPPY and PAT were named to the list of seven following a systematic analysis of 8,200 research studies by an external national research firm.

What’s Powerful About Home Visiting?

Check out this video containing testimonials from our home visitors and supervisors taken at our 2018 Parent Possible Home Visiting Conference. This highlights the important work of our sites and home visitors – many thanks to all of those who participated and shared their stories.


HIPPY and PAT have received numerous citations on legitimized third-party evidence-based registries, most notably:

  • Listed as “What Works” in Child Trends Guide to Effective Programs for Children and Youth: Lifecourse Interventions to Nurture Kids Successfully: Home Visiting (HIPPY, PAT)
  • Listed as a “Model Program” by OJDP Strengthening America’s Families: Effective Family Programs for Prevention of Delinquency (HIPPY, PAT)
  • Included as a Program with a Strong Evidence Base (HIPPY) and as a Program with a Promising Evidence Base (PAT) in the Rand Corporation report “Early Childhood Interventions: Proven Results, Future Promise”
  • Included as a Promising Program with a focus on family well-being and self-sufficiency in SECPTAN’s “Up and Running: A compendium of Multi-Site Early Childhood Initiatives” (HIPPY, PAT)
  • Featured as an effective model program benefitting parents, children, and communities by the Child Welfare League of America (PAT)
  • Listed as an effective prevention program for child abuse and neglect which promotes healthy families by the Child Welfare Information Gateway (PAT)
  • Listed as a “Best Practice” for parent and family-based interventions to prevent youth violence by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Injury Prevention and control (HIPPY)