Steps for Obtaining Consent from Stakeholders to Share Home Visiting Data

Publication Date:

February 24, 2020



Home visiting programs collect a wealth of data from families and clients throughout their participation in home visiting services. This information is critical to inform eligibility, tailor services provided, and identify needs for referrals. States may be interested in linking these types of data with data on the same families from other sources (e.g., child welfare system, child care subsidy system, or social service programs). As states begin to integrate home visiting data on families, they will need to first identify which regulations, data sharing agreements, or requirements exist that protect the privacy of families’ data when integrating data from different sources. This information will help states determine whether and when family consent is needed to use and share data.