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As a researcher and professor emerita, Barbara Wasik, Ph.D., created to promote the transdisciplinary study and practice of home visiting. She particularly sought to educate readers on home visiting's history in the United States within the broader context of home-based care.

As she approached retirement, Dr. Wasik contacted the National Home Visiting Resource Center (NHVRC)—which provides comprehensive information about home visiting—to transfer and its content to our care. We encourage readers interested in home visiting's history to refer to Dr. Wasik's historical summary and timeline dating back to the 1500s. Other content has been incorporated into

Many thanks to Dr. Wasik and her fellow site contributors for entrusting us with this information.

Allison Meisch
Project Director
National Home Visiting Resource Center