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.
February, 2019 Newsletter! (3/4/2019)- Find out the latest news on home visiting and updates from FL MIECHV. It’s all in the February, 2019 newsletter! FL MIECHV’s CQI Efforts Featured in New Resource (2/25/2019)- FL MIECHV’s CQI efforts are featured in a new HRSA publication, “Lessons from the Field: Using Performance Data to Inform CQI.” This resource highlights the integration of performance data into CQI processes using case-specific examples from Florida, Illinois, and Wisconsin. The publication includes strategies used by the states in forming a CQI team, selecting a […] December FL MIECHV Newsletter! (12/20/2018)- Find out how FL MIECHV programs impacted families in 2018. . .learn more about the home visiting sector nationally. . .get updates on Florida’s work in communities to promote early childhood development, developmental screening and follow-up. . .celebrate the holidays with FL MIECHV friends and families. . .it’s all in the December newsletter! FL MIECHV Posts Improvements in Statewide Performance (12/7/2018)- Statewide performance of FL MIECHV sites—an indicator of program impact — improved across most measures included in its 2018 annual report to the Health & Human Services Administration (HRSA). Collectively, the state improved or maintained high performance levels in 15 of 19 reported measures from 2017 to 2018. Notable advances include: Tobacco Referrals increased from […] 2018 Home Visiting Yearbook Offers Snapshot of Services, Families & Needs (11/14/2018)- The range and reach of home visiting – and its potential for impacting more families in need – is highlighted in the 2018 Home Visiting Yearbook, released today by the National Home Visiting Resource Center (NHVC). The report provides a snapshot of home visiting programs around the country, families benefiting from services, and unmet needs. […]
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