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History and Mission

Who We Are

The Home Visiting Applied Research Collaborative (HARC) was established in 2012 with core funding from the Maternal and Child Health Bureau of the U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration (MCBH HRSA). Since then, HARC’s enduring objectives have been to:

In 2017, HARC was given a five-year award from MCHB HRSA to expand on its work and to build a home visiting research and development platform. In this expanded role, HARC’s charge has been to promote innovative research toward precision home visiting. To do this, HARC aims to build stakeholder’s capacity to do research to learn what works best, for whom, in which contexts, why and how.

HARC employs several strategies in its work. These include:

In 2020, HARC developed the Precision Paradigm, which is a framework that aims to build a common language across home visiting models and for precision home visiting research.

HARC Leadership

The Leadership Team is made up of respected leaders in the home visiting research field. They lead all aspects of the projects.

Meet The Leadership

The National Advisory Council

The National Advisory Council is comprised of a diverse group of home visiting stakeholders. They provide guidance to the Leadership Team on project activities.

Meet The National Advisory Council

The HARC Council

The HARC Council reviews and approves all research that is carried out by the PBRN.

Meet The HARC Council


HARC is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under cooperative agreement UD5MC30792, Maternal, Infant and Early Childhood Home Visiting Research and Development Platform. 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 U.S. government.