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.
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 […] MIECHV, Other Programs Remain in Limbo (1/23/2018) - Reauthorization of the Maternal, Infant and Early Childhood Home Visiting (MIECHV) program, along with Community Health Centers and other health care programs, was not included in the short-term continuing resolution passed yesterday by Congress. The continuing resolution includes six-year reauthorization of the Children’s Health Insurance Program (SCHIP) and ends the government shut-down through February 8th, […] Home visiting, parenting programs critical to building strong foundation for children (12/18/2017) - Sustaining and expanding funding for evidence-based parenting programs and supports through the Maternal, Infant & Early Childhood Home Visiting (MIECHV) and other initiatives is critical to building strong foundations for children and their families, according to a new series of policy briefs developed by Zero to Three and the Center for Law and Social Policy […]
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