The federal Maternal, Infant and Early Childhood Home Visiting (MIECHV) program is 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 families living in high-need communities through voluntary, evidence-based home visiting programs.
FL MIECHV funds proven programs that leverage established community resources and work with families who seek help in a trusted environment — their homes. Because families ask for help, they are committed, want to do better and work hard to be better parents.
Sixteen organizations are implementing three models in 24 high-need communities and four contiguous counties 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.
FL MIECHV is also building capacity that supports all early childhood prevention services through systems development, training of professional staff, and fostering program accountability and a culture of continuous quality improvement.
The federal program was established in Section 2951 of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (P.L. 111-148) amending Title V of the Social Security Act.
The FL MIECHV program is funded by a grant from the U. S. Department of Health & Human Services.
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Our Focus Areas
Maternal and Child Health
Childhood Injuries and Abuse & Neglect
Family Economic Self-Sufficiency
Coordination of Services
Frequently Asked Questions about Home Visiting