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.
New Brief Highlights Importance of Father Involvement (4/18/2019)- A new brief from the National Home Visiting Resource Center highlights the importance of father involvement in young children’s early development and learning – and offers strategies home visiting programs can use to engage them. Father Engagement in Home Visiting: Benefits, Challenges, and Promising Strategies notes early involvement produces measurable benefits to the father, his […] Parish is New MIECHV Project Director (4/5/2019)- Allison Parish will take over leadership of the FL MIECHV initiative on Monday! Allison has been serving as the Assistant Project Director for the program, overseeing program implementation and continuous quality improvement, as well as implementation of the Florida Early Childhood Comprehensive Systems grant. Allison holds a Master’s degree in Counseling and Human Systems and […] 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!
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