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Timeline

1994
Ulster County Healthy Families makes 1st home visit for statewide HFNY on 11/5/94
1995
March 28th - official start date for original 10 programs
  • Albany
  • Chemung
  • Buffalo
  • Madison
  • Rensselaer
  • Steuben
  • Ulster
  • CAMBA - Flatbush
  • Best Beginnings of Washington Heights
  • Bronx Perinatal
CHSR joins HFNY to support Evaluation and develop Management Information System (MIS)
1996
Steuben County makes 10,000th statewide HFNY home visit on 7/24/96
HFNY Management Information System is deployed
PCANY joins HFNY to support training and staff development
1997
Clinton County is the 11th HFNY program to be funded
1998
Healthy Schenectady Families joins HFNY as the 12th program
Original programs receive 4-year accreditation from Healthy Families America
1999
Albany County Healthy Families makes 100,000th statewide HFNY home visit on 3/17/99
2000
Recruitment begins of 1,200 families in Buffalo, Ulster and Rensselaer for the HFNY randomized controlled trial, the “gold standard” of research
Rensselaer County enrolls 5,000th statewide HFNY participant
NYS home visiting law implemented
2001
Expansion to 17 new communities
  • Bedford Stuyvesant
  • Broome
  • Allegany-Cattaraugus
  • Dutchess
  • Niagara
  • Oneida
  • Ontario
  • Newburgh
  • Otsego
  • Sullivan
  • Westchester
  • South Bronx
  • Morris Heights
  • Bushwick
  • Central Harlem
  • Queens
  • Staten Island
Prevent Child Abuse NY provides first quality assurance visits to programs
Data collection begins for the 1 year follow-up of the Randomized Controlled Trial
2002
Data collection begins for the 2 year follow-up of the Randomized Controlled Trial
Healthy Families New York logo created:
HFNY logo
2003
Otsego enrolls 10,000th statewide HFNY participant on 5/13/03
Data collection begins for the 3 year follow-up of the Randomized Controlled Trial
2004
Healthy Families New York is first state to receive HFA multi-site accreditation
All HFNY program staff attend first training institute in Saratoga, New York
2005
Healthy Families New York celebrates 10 year anniversary
Evaluation of Healthy Families New York (HFNY): First year program impacts”, a final report to the New York State Office of Children & Family Services
2006
Governor establishes NYS Budget line for Healthy Families New York
HFNY designated as a proven practice by Rand Corporation Promising Practice Network
Fatherhood advocate funds available to expand services
2007
New Healthy Families New York website is launched
Prenatal pilot initiated among several sites through work of Central Administration’s Early Enrollment Committee
Data collection begins for the 7 year follow-up of the Randomized Controlled Trial
2008
HFNY expansion adds 10 new sites
  • Delaware
  • Herkimer
  • Middletown
  • Parkchester (Bronx)
  • Brookdale (Brooklyn)
  • University Settlement(Manhattan)
  • Tioga
  • Suffolk
  • Cayuga-Seneca
  • Ontario
Suffolk enrolls 20,000th statewide HFNY participant on 6/26/08
“Healthy Families New York (HFNY) randomized trial: Effects on early child abuse & neglect” published in the journal of Child Abuse & Neglect
2009
All HFNY programs attend second Training Institute in Geneva (New York that is)!
Reducing low birth weight through home visitation: a randomized controlled trial” published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine
2010
CAMBA-Flatbush enrolls 25,000th statewide HFNY participant on 7/26/10
Effects of Healthy Families New York on the promotion of maternal parenting competencies and the prevention of harsh parenting” published in Child Abuse and Neglect
2011
Brookdale makes 1,000,000th statewide HFNY home visit on 5/20/11
A randomized trial of Health Families New York (HFNY): Does home visiting prevent child maltreatment?” a final report to the National Institute of Justice
2012
Parkchester enrolls 30,000th statewide HFNY participant on 11/29/12
1st Fatherhood Summit
Maternal Infant Early Childhood Home Visiting (MIECHV) federal funds allow expansion of four existing sites
  • Erie
  • South Bronx
  • Morris Heights (Bronx)
  • Parkchester (Bronx)
2013
Healthy Families Washington Heights joins HFNY
HFNY programs and Central Administration receive 5-year multi-site accreditation
New Web-based Management Information System deployed
Westchester makes 10,000,000th statewide HFNY home visit on 10/2/13
2nd Fatherhood Summit
Effectiveness of home visiting as a strategy for promoting children’s adjustment to school” published in the journal Zero to Three
2014
MIECHV funds allow expansion of existing HFNY site: Healthy Families CAMBA (Brooklyn)
3rd Fatherhood Summit
Data collection begins for the 15 year follow-up of the Randomized Controlled Trial
2015
MIECHV funds allow expansion of four existing sites, and the addition of one new HFNY program: Sunset Park (Brooklyn)
  • Dutchess
  • Schenectady
  • Brookdale (Brooklyn)
  • Morris Heights (Bronx)
4th Fatherhood Summit
HFNY celebrates 20th anniversary