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.
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). Hot off the Presses! The FL MIECHV April 2018 Newsletter (4/27/2018) - Find resources for Maternal Mental Health Month, get updates on the state Fatherhood Initiative, learn more about ECCS work on collective impact and health equity, CQI priorities among local MIECHV-funded home visiting sites, and new recommendations for the Fourth Trimester – its all in the April 2018 FL MIECHV Newsletter! 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. […]
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