FLMIECHV is supported by a collaborative network of early childhood organizations and agencies.
FLMIECHV is administered by:
The Florida Association of Healthy Start Coalitions, Inc. serves as the lead organization and federal grantee for Florida MIECHV. The state’s largest Title V-funded program, FAHSC represents the statewide network of community maternal child health coalitions responsible for implementing the state Healthy Start program.
The Ounce of Prevention Fund of Florida coordinates the implementation of professional development activities for Florida MIECHV through its Healthy Families Training Institute. The Ounce is also responsible for creating the FL MIECHV Online Learning Management System (OLMS) to track training provided through the initiative. A private, nonprofit corporation, the Ounce is dedicated to shaping prevention policy and investing in innovative prevention programs that provide measurable benefits to our state’s children, families and communities.
The FSU Center for Prevention & Early Intervention Policy assists in professional development activities for home visitors, including training on its nationally recognized Partners for a Healthy Baby curriculum. The Center’s specialization focuses infants and toddlers in the areas of trauma-informed care, school readiness, infant mental health, home visiting and quality childcare practices.
The USF Lawton & Rhea Chiles Center is conducting a state evaluation of FL MIECHV, measuring its impact on the outcomes of the families served, as well as its effect on coordination of services in implementing communities. The Chiles Center is dedicated to determining the most effective strategies, programs and systems for reducing illness and death among mothers, their infants and young children. It brings together experts in health care, program design and evaluation, and maternal and infant care from Florida universities and other state, national and international programs.