Who We Are

The Association of State Home Visiting Initiatives (ASTHVI, pronounced ASH-vee) is a nonprofit, nonpartisan collaboration of state and Tribal administrators of home visiting programs. We are dedicated to the effective implementation and improvement of home visiting programs at the state, territory and Tribal level in order to improves the lives of families and young children.

ASTHVI seeks to be a resource on a state and national level that focuses on the importance of high quality home visiting services for families with young children. Our mission is to share information about the impact of home visiting programs in our states and local communities with policymakers, the press and the public. We also facilitate national exchange of innovative practices through a peer-to-peer network.

“ASTHVI will serve as a collective voice for state home visiting administrators – a more powerful vehicle for our thoughts, concerns, ideas, and successes.”

- Massachusetts home visiting administrator

ASTHVI was founded in 2014 through a generous start-up grant of start-up from an anonymous, private-sector philanthropic donor. In 2016, we transitioned to an independent, dues-paying membership organization.

ASTHVI membership is open to state and Tribal officials administering federal or state-funded home visiting programs. It is guided by a Steering Committee of officials representing states and Tribes from across the country, and supported by the staff of Linchpin Strategies. For additional information about ASTHVI membership, please contact staff@asthvi.org.

“This association is very important to states, but I also highlight the support for evidence-based home visiting in the Tribal nations and communities. There has been no previous way for Tribal MIECHV grantees to meet or connect related to the primary issues that ASTHVI has identified, and I believe our voice is important in this group and process of implementing and improving home visiting.”

- Tribal home visiting administrator from New Mexico