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Conference National Home Visiting Summit

National Home Visiting Summit

March 14 - 16, 2023

Post Summit on demand registration open until May 30

About the 2023 National Home Visiting Summit

About the Summit

The 2023 National Home Visiting Summit will be held virtually on March 14-16, 2023, allowing us to connect a growing community of systems leaders, researchers, practitioners, policy advocates, families, key partners and decision makers in a collaborative pursuit to advance the home visiting field. Engage with peers and experts in live interactive sessions and at your own pace on-demand. We invite you to be part of this impactful virtual conference.


The 2023 Summit consists of three days and will include the following engagements:

  • Live 60-minute Workshop sessions
  • Live 60-75-minute Plenary sessions
  • Live Affinity Group sessions designed to provide engagement opportunities with peers and speakers
  • On-Demand pre-recoded sessions
  • On-Demand poster presentations


All live sessions will be hosted in Zoom. The agenda is available here.

Spanish Language Track
For the first time, the Summit will offer a Spanish language track where speaking teams will use Spanish as the primary language for their session. Presentations in this track will have materials available in both English and Spanish (PowerPoint presentations, documents, handouts, etc.).

Additional content and live session translation from English to Spanish will be available for plenary sessions and all poster presentations.

Communities of Practice
The National Home Visiting Summit offers two professional learning communities that meet throughout the year, culminating with a community session held annually at the Summit. New and current members are welcome to join. To learn more and sign up to receive emails about the Advocacy and Policy Community and/or the Professional Development Community, visit the community page.

2023 Summit Areas of Focus
To learn more about the Summit’s sessions, the content direction and how to submit a proposal, visit the topic section of the website.


Post Summit registration is open until May 30, 2023

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  • Regular Post-Summit Registration: $299
  • Student Post-Summit: $99


The Summit accepts credit cards, purchase orders, and payments by check. Payments made by check or purchase order can be processed by selecting the ‘Bill Me Later’ option when registering. Start Early’s W9, along with a receipt (credit card payment or invoice (POs and checks) to complete payment will be in the confirmation email received at the time of completing registration. We encourage attendees to complete payment via credit card when possible.

If paying by check or purchase order, please adhere to the following:
Attendees paying by check or purchase order have 45 days to complete payment for the Summit or provide us with an explanation for extending the due date (i.e. waiting for new fiscal year). Written payment explanations should be made within 45 days of registration to

Checks should be mailed to:
Start Early
Attn: National Home Visiting Summit
33 West Monroe Street, Suite 1200
Chicago, IL 60603

Checks must be mailed to Start Early with the invoice received in your confirmation email, including attendee name and confirmation number, to accurately reconcile payment. Failure to include documentation may result in delays with reconciling your payment.

If someone else will be submitting payment on behalf of an attendee (I.e. a finance department or sponsoring organization) the attendee is responsible for ensuring that their invoice is included with this payment. Failure to include documentation may result in delays with reconciling your payment.

Receipts: For attendees who pay their registration fee via purchase order or check, a receipt will be emailed to the speaker once reconciled.

We are eager to support you during the payment process. Please email your inquiries to us at

Group Registration Discount
For organizations planning to register a group of 30 or more attendees, a registration discount is available. For every 10 registrants, the 10th registration is free. Please contact us at prior to registering your group to obtain the discount

Virtual Cancellation/Substitution Policy

Registration for the virtual conference is non-refundable. All content will be available on-demand for up to five months after the event.

If you are unable to attend the National Home Visiting Summit, you may transfer your registration to another person. Email the event team at with the names and email addresses of the original and substitute registrants.

Home Visiting Parent/Caregiver Registration & Honorarium

To qualify to receive free registration as a home visiting parent/caregiver, you must be currently engaged as a parent/caregiver in a home visiting program. Email the event team at to receive the code for free registration.

Parents/caregivers who are currently engaged as a parent/caregiver in a home visiting program and participate as attendees or speakers are eligible to receive an honorarium for your time spent participating in the Summit. For parent/caregiver speakers, the honorarium will cover time spent preparing for your presentation along with time spent presenting and participating at the conference.


Registration Scholarships for Direct Service Staff

The National Home Visiting Summit is providing registration scholarships to direct service providers in the home visiting field who would like to attend the virtual conference. Scholarship awardees will receive free registration for the conference. To be eligible for an award, applicants must be direct service providers, i.e. home visitors, doulas, community health workers, etc.

Deadline & Award Information

The deadline to apply for a scholarship was Friday, January 27, 2023. Decisions will be announced to all applicants the week of February 6, 2023.


The Summit team is available to support you during the registration and payment process. Please email your inquiries to us at

Conference Commitment to Using Inclusive Language

Language is powerful and—when it reflects lived experiences and the humanity and joy of all people—can serve as a conduit for change. As such, we encourage speakers to consider the narratives and modes of thinking that they would like to amplify about the individuals, families and communities they are in partnership with in their home visiting work. We encourage presenters to view each component of their presentation as an opportunity to demonstrate respect for the individuals, families and communities to help eliminate deficit-based perceptions related to gender identity, sexual orientation, race, disability, mental health, age or religion. We ask contributors to be thoughtful in proposals and presentations about the implications of language.

We recommend several resources for shifting language and thinking to center equity and intersectionality. We recognize that language is evolving and DEIB commitments are a lifelong journey and invite discussion, reflection and feedback in preparation for, during and after the Summit. Please email your comments and questions to the conference planning team at

Resources include:


  1. Promote and highlight issues of diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging with an emphasis on re-creating systems to ensure that all children and families are supported fairly and equally.
  2. Contribute to and be a catalyst for field-building investments to design and strengthen the systems and infrastructure needed to ensure equitable ongoing program quality and to facilitate the commitment of increased public and private investments over time.
  3. Facilitate building strong national partnerships with local, state and national leaders to increase systems influence and inform policy nationwide.
  4. Provide leaders in the home visiting field and connected systems of care with a national forum for the exchange of best practices, emerging concepts and lessons learned across systems, states and models on the most relevant topics, adaptations and emerging challenges facing the home visiting field.

Sponsorship Opportunities

The National Home Visiting Summit provides an exclusive opportunity for a sponsor—whether corporate or individual—to demonstrate its commitment to children and families to hundreds of early childhood leaders from across the country.

Learn More

Please email Joanna Bossi at to learn more about benefits and sponsorship opportunities for the 2023 National Home Visiting Summit.

2024: Save the Date!

Mark your calendars for January 31—February 2, 2024 for the 2024 National Home Visiting Summit! Held both in person in Washington, D.C., and virtually, aspects of the conference will be accessible to all.

Registration opens in the Spring!

2023 Areas of Focus

Examples may include but are not limited to:

  • Families as partners and co-designers in practice, policy and research
  • Holding systems and structures accountable: replacing deficit-based perceptions of families
  • Moving from “othering” to partnering
  • Using disaggregated data to drive equitable policies and practices
  • Using storytelling as a strategy for shifting mindsets from prevention to promotion

Examples may include but are not limited to:

  • Addressing toxic stress through trauma-informed care
  • Birth justice advocacy efforts in home visiting
  • Impacts of Dobbs v Jackson
  • Innovations in the continuum of care
  • Using social determinants of health to create effective and responsive home visiting

Examples may include but are not limited to:

  • Child welfare and home visiting collaboration
  • Healthcare and early childhood partnership
  • Home visiting & childcare collaboration
  • Legal-medical and home visiting partnership
  • The role of home visiting in comprehensive service delivery

Examples may include but are not limited to:

  • Changes to comprehensive service delivery
  • Identifying, testing, and scaling promising practices that center equity and build on family and community strengths
  • Innovative model and curriculum adaptations resulting from family feedback and experience
  • Social and economic game changers that support family well-being (I.e., child tax credit, cash transfers, paid family leave)
  • Using research to construct anti-racist policies and practices

Examples may include but are not limited to:

  • Centering professional well-being policies and approaches beyond individual, supervisor and site level responsibilities 
  • Flexible and culturally responsive workforce recruitment & retention strategies 
  • Human-centered professional development initiatives 
  • Policy levers at federal and state levels that create salary parity for home visitors as part of a larger workforce
    Professional career pipelines centered in equity  
  • Redefining the role of home visitor

Frequently Asked Questions

Learn more about this year’s virtual conference.

The virtual attendee hub will provide access and opportunities to connect with colleagues, speakers and other attendees virtually. Affinity group session will be offered to provide networking and dialogue sessions for attendees. Workshop speakers are encouraged to provide engagement opportunities during their sessions as well.

There will be no capacity limits on virtual participation at the 2023 Summit.

Yes. Please view the National Home Visiting Summit’s community agreement outlining our conference values and commitment to providing a harassment-free experience for all attendees.

Community Agreement

Payment is processed online via credit card. Please see the registration section for more information on payment and cancellation policy.

We encourage you to attend as much as you can. However, your attendance at sessions or events is at your discretion.

Registrants will have access to session recordings and resources for five months after the Summit.

The Summit does not currently offer certificates or CEUs. Proof of registration can be provided upon request. Please note, the Summit does not provide certificates of attendance for individual sessions.

The deadline to submit a proposal for a speaking opportunity at the 2023 Summit was 11/4/2022. Information for the 2024 Summit will be posted this coming spring.

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.

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Thank You to Our Generous Funders

The 2023 National Home Visiting Summit and Communities of Practice were made possible by:

Heising-Simons Foundation Pritzker Children's Initiative

Steering Committee