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National Home Visiting Virtual Summit

February 22 - 26, 2021

Virtual Conference
Pre-Summit Forums open February 10
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The National Home Visiting Summit brings together systems leaders, practitioners, advocates and decision-makers in a collaborative pursuit to advance the home visiting field and systems of care to increase service quality and improve outcomes.

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Learn more about the National Home Visiting Summit

Find information about our communities of practice, registration information and past Summits.

About the Communities of Practice

The National Home Visiting Summit’s Communities of Practice are focused on developing peer learning communities dedicated to the most pressing issues in the home visiting field. The communities will utilize the learning group’s collective knowledge and experience to promote broad practice, policy and systems change/knowledge building.

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2020 National Home Visiting Summit

Take a look at agendas, conference materials and highlights from plenary sessions from past National Home Visiting Summits to get a feel for what to expect.

Plenary Sessions

Watch the plenary sessions from the 2020 National Home Visiting Summit. The sessions addressed some of the most pressing issues facing the home visiting field today including morbidity, home visiting as the primary vehicle for a range of intervention models and workforce development.

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2019 National Home Visiting Summit

Plenary Sessions

Watch the plenary sessions from the 2019 National Home Visiting Summit. Topics include maternal morbidity, precision home visiting and immigration policies.

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Registration for the 2021 National Home Visiting Summit

Registration will open this October for a virtual conference that will take place February 22-26, 2021.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Start Early (formerly known as the Ounce) hosting the first virtual National Home Visiting Summit. This format provides the field with the opportunity to have more participants and perspectives represented than ever before.

As a result of the public health risks and subsequent restrictions on mass gatherings posed by COVID-19 the 2021 National Home Visiting Summit will be a virtual conference.

We will be expanding the dates of the Summit to February 22-26, 2021. Pre-Summit forums will be available February 10-21, 2021.

Yes, the conference plans to return to Washington D.C. for the 2022 conference January 26-28, 2022.

Advocates, community health workers, decision makers, home visitors, practitioners, researchers, system leaders, connected systems of care (pediatrics, early education, housing etc.)

Yes, the same quality content will be presented in an online setting. Virtual events offer the ability to socially connect and learn beyond a designated time period. Just like at the in-person Summit, attendees choose sessions to fit their interests, meet top experts and connect with colleagues from across the field.

Yes, we are being very intentional in creating more networking/meeting opportunities in the virtual space. Attendees will be encouraged to create a profile with photo/bio and connect with social media. Affinity groups and additional peer learning groups will be available for sign-up.

We call these ‘blended activities’ as it provides a mix of live and virtual engagement. Once live sessions take place those recordings will be made available after completion. This format will provide attendees with the ability to socially network, engage with presenters, and attend sessions live or at a time that is best for you.

Yes, the conference planning team will provide information training sessions for speakers and participants to help you maximize your virtual conference experience. Real-time tech support will be provided during the week of the Summit.

Registration for the 2021 Summit will open in October.

The conference schedule will be released in the fall of 2020.

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