The state MIECHV evaluation led by the USF Lawton & Rhea Chiles Center, seeks to answer three overarching research questions:
- Did the MIECHV program impact participant outcomes in Florida?
- Did the MIECHV program impact collaboration and systems development?
- Did the MIECHV program demonstrate a return on investment (ROI)?
Evaluation Plans are developed and approved by HRSA for each MIECHV grant.
The state evaluation team employs a variety of innovative tools and strategies, including: the Program to Analyze, Record, and Track Networks to Enhance Relationships (PARTNER), an online survey that measures collaboration among agencies, organizations, and groups in a community; Photovoice, a participatory-led research method, and Journey-Mapping, an approach for documenting service delivery processes. The team also conducts periodic surveys and focus groups with home visiting staff, administrators and program participants.
Periodic reports on special topics, such as Maternal Depression, that impact families served by FL MIECHV and also produced by the team.