Legislation authorizing MIECHV funding requires that all programs collect data to evaluate program performance and outcomes across six benchmark areas for all enrolled families:
- Maternal and child health;
- Childhood injuries and abuse and neglect;
- School readiness;
- Domestic violence;
- Family economic self-sufficiency; and
- Coordination of services.
Across these six benchmark areas, there are a total of 19 performance measures for showing improvement over time. Each of the measures addresses an important factor that can lead to improved health and development outcomes for at-risk children through evidence-based home visiting.
The Performance Measures Summary outlines how each performance measure will be evaluated and reported to the federal funding agency. Implementing sites are required to collect needed data on program participants and enter it into a database that is used by the state and sites to monitor service delivery and performance. The Florida Home Visiting Information System (FLOHVIS) houses MIECHV data.