Benchmark Resources

HRSA Resources

Illinois Department of Human Services, Department of Early Childhood, Home Visiting (IDHS DEC-HV) programs collect data on federal benchmarks in the following six areas:

  1. Improved maternal and newborn health
  2. Prevention of child injuries, child abuse, neglect, or maltreatment, and reduction of emergency department visits
  3. Improvement in school readiness and achievement
  4. Reduction in crime or domestic violence
  5. Improvements in family economic self-sufficiency
  6. Improvements in the coordination and referrals for other community resources and supports

IDHS DEC-HV provides the following two annual reports to the Health Resources and Services Administration:


Required Data Collection Forms

Required Benchmark Webinars

Please go to Visit Tracker’s Knowledgebase for Visit Tracker resources.


There are 3 new trainings below for you and your home visiting staff to help support your work and improve data quality in the areas of Form 2 Referrals. Each training is around 15 minutes or less, and is designed for all HV staff – supervisors and home visitors both experienced and new – in mind. These were created in response to some of the most frequently asked questions or areas of data collection and reporting that were challenging for many teams across the state last year.

Each training can be done at your own pace and as they fit into your schedule. All three should be taken this quarter (by September 30) and documented on your next PPR for IDHS to highlight trainings completed by your team. They are grouped into the following constructs:



Data Training Slides

Illinois MIECHV Annual Reports — Center for Prevention Research and Development


  • Relationship Assessment Tool. This is the MIECHV required intimate partner violence (IPV) assessment tool, and it is available in English and Spanish
    • Healthy Moms Healthy Babies slides can be found here
    • Webinar for curriculum trainers can be found here (streaming) or here (for download)
  • Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale (EPDS). This is the MIECHV required depression screening tool, and it is available in English and Spanish.


This project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under Grant Number X10MC43579 and Grant Number X10MC39684 in the total award amounts of $8,473,513 and $8,257,262, respectively, for the Maternal, Infant and Early Childhood Home Visiting Program, and 0% financed with nongovernmental sources. This information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by HRSA, HHS or the United States Government.