The Florida MIECHV state CQI team held its inaugural meeting on June 30th and began mapping out strategies for “creating a cultural of quality” in home visiting and other programs serving expectant and new families. The state team was organized to provide leadership and technical assistance around these efforts.
Members include: Peter Gorski, MD, Miami Children’s Trust; Joan Meek, MD, Florida State University; Celeste Philip, MD, Florida Department of Health; Jennifer Ohlsen, Healthy Families Florida; Sara Eldridge, Nurse Family Partnership; Allison LaMont, Parents as Teachers; Penny Geiger and Sally Golden-McCord, Florida Early Steps; Carolyn Arnister, NFP-Jacksonville; Janie Register, Florida Department of Education; Judi Vitucci; Anna Simmons, Florida Department of Health, MCH; Stacy Morgan, PAT Alachua; Maurine Jones; Lianne Estefan, University of South Florida and MIECHV evaluator; Linda Walters and Patti Nagel, PAT+ Pinellas County; and Carol Brady, Allison Parish and Virginia Holland, MIECHV state staff.
The inaugural meeting included an overview of MIECHV activities. A summary of the meeting is here. A follow-up conference call will be held in August. For more information, contact Allison Parish.