Florida MIECHV is investing federal resources in evidence-based programs that support parents in their most important job — raising healthy and safe children who enter school ready to learn.
The statewide initiative is building critical infrastructure in Florida to support a well-trained professional workforce for home visiting and other early childhood programs.
Florida MIECHV is working to create a “culture of quality” in programs that serve families with young children by integrating continuous quality improvement (CQI) into its programming and activities.
The initiative is results-focused. Participant outcomes are being tracked in six areas: maternal and child health; childhood injuries, abuse and neglect; school readiness; domestic violence; family economic self-sufficiency; and coordination of services. Data is used for program management at the state and local level, as well as for accountability to the federal funding agency.
Allied with the state’s Healthy Start system, Florida MIECHV aims to raise the bar on all services provided to expectant parents and their children age birth-5. The initiative is working to help communities more effectively identify at-risk families, leverage funding and avoid duplication of services.