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Where Did Home Visiting Programs Originate?
What Is A Home Visit And Who Is A Home Visitor?
Families participating in home visiting programs choose to receive regular, planned home visits from trained providers such as nurses, social workers, and educators. While participation in home visiting programs is voluntary, families must demonstrate commitment to the program’s curriculum.
Home visitors help assess family needs and available community resources to them, partner with parents to provide necessary tools to ensure the safety and the emotional and physical well-being of their children, and connect families to community programs and resources that enhance stability.
Who is Served By MIECHV?
All families need support when welcoming a new baby into their home, but for parents living in poverty and experiencing other challenges, access to support and resources becomes even more critical to ensure their families thrive.
- 77% of participating families have household incomes at or below the Federal Poverty Guidelines
- 31% of participants have less than a high school education
- 22% of newly enrolled households include pregnant teens
All data from HRSA, 2016.
What Makes MIECHV Effective?
MIECHV provides funding to programs statistically proven to improve the health, education, and economic self-sufficiency of vulnerable families. To receive funding, grantees must demonstrate measurable improvement in at least four of six benchmark domains:
- improvement in maternal and newborn health;
- reduction in child injuries, abuse, and neglect;
- improved school readiness and achievement;
- reduction in crime or domestic violence;
- improved family economic self-sufficiency;
- improved coordination and referral for other community resources and supports.
Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) launched Home Visiting Evidence of Effectiveness (HomVEE) to conduct thorough and transparent reviews of programs’ effectiveness.
How Does MIECHV Work?
The MIECHV program provides grants for states, territories, and tribal entities to implement evidence-based home visiting programs.
- 75% of MIECHV funding is provided for evidence-based programs
- 25% can be used for promising approaches
- 3% of total MIECHV funding is reserved for tribal grantees
- 3% of total MIECHV funding is reserved for research and evaluation activities
- Scripts for Day of Action
- Letters in Support of MIECHV
- MIECHV support letter from head of Louisiana Department of Health to Sen. Cassidy
- AAP Letter MIECHV Reauthorization Bill
- First Ladies Letter in Support of MIECHV (PDF)
- Home Visiting Models Board Members Letter (PDF)
- CRS Report (PDF)
- House MIECHV Sign On Letter (PDF)
- Senate MIECHV Sign On Letter (PDF)
- Final Statement for the Record 032817 (PDF) (3)
- MIECHV Home Visiting Program Report (PDF)
- MIECHV letter to Congress with 826 Organizations
- TX MIECHV Reauth Sign-on Letter.7.12.17
- 2017 CA MIECHV Letter FINAL
- HVC House Bill Press Release Updated (Final)
- Senator’s_ MIECHV Support letter
- Senate – House MIECHV Bill Comparison
Infographics and Fact Sheets
- State Match Fact Sheet
- State Match Fact Sheet – Georgia
- State Match Fact Sheet – Kentucky
- State Match Fact Sheet – Louisiana
- State Match Fact Sheet – West Virginia
- State Match Fact Sheet – Wisconsin
- HVC MIECHV Talking Points Nov 2017
- HVC Post MIECHV Expiration Talking Points (PDF)
- HVC Messaging (PDF)
- Home Visiting One Pager (PDF)
- MIECHV TP (PDF)
- Congress:These Families Are Counting On You (PDF)
- Day of Action Toolkit for Jul
- Home Visiting Coalition¹s Stat-Section AINS
- Senate MIECHV Bill Language