To support a coordinated system of early prevention services for low-income families at risk for a variety of poor life outcomes. Evidence-Based Home Visiting is the core component of this system based on the continuously growing body of evidence for effectiveness. Results of numerous studies demonstrate that families who engage in Home Visiting show reductions in child maltreatment, improved maternal & infant health outcomes, advanced school readiness, and increased family economic self-sufficiency. The public health benefit of early prevention through Home Visiting is also supported by a variety of economic studies which consistently support a cost-savings benefit for Home Visiting largely related to lifetime savings for health care and welfare services. Results of longitudinal research suggest that improved outcomes for parents and children who participate in Home Visiting are lasting; there is evidence for long-term improved health, economic stability, and reduction in criminal justice involvement. The need for these early prevention services in the Kansas City region are evident by the current state of health and well-being for children.