Home Visiting Advocates Call for Day of Action September 19

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 failing to pass a series of amendments last week. The bill reauthorizes the program with level funding for five years. It retains a provision requiring dollar-for-dollar match by states by 2022, although it reduces match requirements for tribal MIECHV programs.

The Home Visiting Coalition is urging community advocates to reach out to their senators and members of congress and voice opposition to match requirements. The Coalition is also supporting increased funding for MIECHV.
The Day of Action will feature a Twitter Storm from 2- 3 p.m.  Here’s the group’s ACTION ALERT.