FL MIECHV participates in national and state efforts to support and advocate for the development and implementation of policies that impact by families served in home visiting programs.
Home Visiting Advocates Community of Practice
A multi-state collaborative, led by Zero-to-Three with support from the Alliance for Early Success, is working on policy approaches that advance home visiting and related efforts that address the needs of families with young children. Participants include representatives from Florida, California, Illinois, Alabama and other states.
Medicaid and Home Visiting Learning Network
A forum for state peer-to-peer learning explored strategies for using Medicaid to finance home visiting services for mothers and young children. The learning network, facilitated by health care financing expert Kay Johnson and funded by the Pew Charitable Trust Home Visiting Campaign and the Heising-Simons Foundation, included Florida and 10 other states.
Association of State and Territorial Home Visiting Initiatives (ASTHVI)
FL MIECHV is a founding member of ASTHVI a national association formed to support members in the effective implementation and improvement of home visiting programs at the state, territory and Tribal level. ASTHVI provides administrators of home visiting initiatives with a forum to share challenges, strategies and successes in implementing home visiting initiatives.
First 1000 Days Florida Coalition
In 2015, FL MIECHV joined with early childhood advocacy groups from around the state to form the First 1000 Days Florida Coalition. The coalition includes cross-sector representation spanning pregnancy to early learning, health and social services, and economic and educational supports needed by families with children birth to three. The coalition develops and disseminates policy briefs, as well as organizes a triennial statewide conference to promote multi-disciplinary learning and advocacy.
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