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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.

 

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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 […]
Home Visiting Initiatives Partner to Support Fathers (7/30/2017) -
Three state home visiting initiatives — Healthy Families Florida, Florida Healthy Start and FL MIECHV — are partnering over the coming year to improve support of fathers and their role in raising healthy, safe and successful children. Led by Healthy Families Florida, the new initiative will provide opportunities for assessment of agency practices and policies, […]
Home Visiting Yearbook Provides Snapshot of Services, Families and Unmet Need (7/16/2017) -
A new online yearbook compiled by the National Home Visiting Resource Center (NHVRC) offers a comprehensive portrait of early childhood home visiting across the country. The yearbook features a primer on home visiting, including its origins, evidence base, and funding sources; a detailed look at the home visiting landscape on the national and state levels, […]
Pre-Term Births Increase for Second Year in Florida, U.S. (7/7/2017) -
Pre-term births —babies born before 37 weeks gestation— increased nationally and in Florida for the second consecutive year in 2016 according to preliminary data released recently by the National Center for Health Statistics. Florida’s pre-term birth rate was 10.15% in 2016, compared to 10% in 2015. Nationally, pre-term birth rates were 9.84% and 9.63% for […]
The Latest News from FL MIECHV! (6/26/2017) -
It’s about supporting child development, organizing community systems of care, finding ways to make fathers part of home visiting, and promoting oral health in mothers & their children. #Homevisitingworks. . .  Find out how FL MIECHV sites and partners are working to improve outcomes for Florida’s families – its all in the June newsletter. Check it […]

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