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.
Triplets! Home Visiting Supports Breastfeeding Success (8/11/2018) - August is National Breastfeeding Month! Nearly 90% of families participating in FL MIECHV supported home visiting programs during pregnancy in 2017 initiated breastfeeding and more than one-third continued for six months or more. Here’s a great success story on how home visiting encourages and supports breastfeeding families! Amy and Daniel Vaknin and their 2-year-old daughter, […] August is National Breastfeeding Month (7/31/2018) - August is National Breastfeeding Month! The U.S. Breastfeeding Committee (USBC) is coordinating a social media advocacy and outreach campaign to build support for the policy and practice changes needed to build a “landscape of breastfeeding support.” The group has adopted a theme for each week: Policy Pulse (Week 1), Special Circumstances & Emergency Preparedness (Week […] Celebrating MIECHV Dads in June! (6/28/2018) - Becoming a father is a life changing experience, particularly when dad is the primary caregiver for his children. Find out how two dads were supported through home visiting in the June issue of the FL MIECHV newsletter! CI&R Pilot Recognized As Promising Practice (5/15/2018) - Efforts by FL MIECHV to pilot Coordinated Intake & Referral (CI&R) using the state’s universal prenatal and infant screening process were recognized recently as a Promising Practice by the Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs (AMCHP). The national organization, which represents state Title V programs, reviewed CI&R pilot activities and evaluation results, and approved the […] ITN Released for Fatherhood Project Consultant (5/1/2018) - Florida MIECHV has released an Invitation to Negotiate seeking a consultant to assist with planning and staffing a multi-organizational Father Engagement Initiative. Please send letter of interest, qualifications (resume) and two references to: MIECHV@fahsc.org by May 14, 2018. For more information, contact Katie Hood (firstname.lastname@example.org).
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