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.
2018 Florida County Child Well-Being Index Ranks Counties on Key Indicators (4/5/2018) - Nearly one-third of counties served by FL MIECHV are in the lowest quartile of Florida counties ranked on key measures of child health and well-being in the 2018 Florida County Child Well-Being Index. The report, released today by Florida Kids Count, examines progress between 2011 and 2016 by the state and counties on 16 indicators. […] New Report Updates National Home Visiting Picture, Need (3/23/2018) - The National Home Visiting Resource Center recently released a new Data Supplement to the 2017 Home Visiting Yearbook providing updated data on early childhood home visiting, a proven service delivery strategy that helps children and families thrive. The Data Supplement builds on an inaugural Yearbook, released last summer, which painted a first-of-its-kind picture of home […] First 1000 Days FL Summit – Registration is Open! (3/2/2018) - Registration is open for the 2018 First 1000 Days Florida Summit September 26-28 at the Palm Beach Convention Center. The summit features national, state and community experts on health, social and early learning strategies for supporting families with children age 0-3. Keynote speakers for the cross-sector, multi-disciplinary event include: Sara Enos Watamura, director of the Child Health & […] MIECHV Reauthorized & Funded in 2018 Budget Act! (2/9/2018) - The federal Maternal, Infant and Early Childhood Home Visiting (MIECHV) program was reauthorized and funded for five years as part of the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018 signed this morning by President Donald Trump. MIECHV provides funding to states and territories to support the implementation of evidence-based home visiting programs in designated high-need communities. In […]
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