The federal Maternal, Infant and Early Childhood Home Visiting (MIECHV) program is being implemented in Florida through a public-private partnership. Led by the Florida Association of Healthy Start Coalitions, Inc., the goal of the initiative is to improve health and developmental outcomes for at-risk children through evidence-based home visiting programs.
Seventeen local agencies are implementing three models in 25 high-need and four contiguous communities across Florida aimed at equipping parents and other caregivers with the knowledge, skills, and tools they need to assist their children in being healthy, safe, and ready to succeed in school. These models were selected by the communities based on local needs, gaps in services and resources.
National Home Visiting Coalition Urges Advocacy on MIECHV Reauthorization (9/25/2017) - The National Home Visiting Coalition today urged advocates to take action in support of Senate Bill 1829 reauthorizing the federal Maternal, Infant and Early Childhood Home Visiting (MIECHV) initiative which expires at the end of September. According to the Coalition, the bill extends the program at level funding for five years without many of the […] HV Resource Center Assesses Impact of Increased MIECHV Funding (9/24/2017) - If the federal Maternal, Infant and Early Childhood Home Visiting (MIECHV) program was reauthorized with increased funding, states would serve significantly more families, build infrastructure, create jobs, and generally strengthen services in their states and communities, according to a new survey by the National Home Visiting Resource Center (NHVRC). Two bills to reauthorize the program, slated […] Home Visiting Advocates Call for Day of Action September 19 (9/16/2017) - The National Home Visiting Coalition is calling for a Day of Action on Tuesday, September 19 to urge federal lawmakers to reauthorize the Maternal, Infant & Early Childhood Home Visiting (MIECHV) program before it expires at the end of the month. The House Ways and Means Committee released a final version of its bill after […] Catch Up on the Latest News from FL MIECHV with the August Newsletter! (8/19/2017) - Get a snapshot of home visiting in Florida and across the country, learn about our plans for more effectively engaging fathers, join us in celebrating National Breastfeeding Month, see how our programs are working to improve their support of child development, and find out the latest on MIECHV reauthorization — its all in the August […] Save the Date! The First 1000 Days Florida Summit Planned for 2018! (8/17/2017) - Planning has started for the the 2018 First 1000 Days Florida Summit September 26-28, 2018 at the Palm Beach Convention Center. Mark your calendar and plan to attend this statewide multi-disciplinary, cross-sector conference focusing on science, skill-building and advocacy for home visitors and other early childhood staff serving expectant and new families with children through […]
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