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The federal Maternal, Infant and Early Childhood Home Visiting (MIECHV) program is being implemented in Florida through a public-private partnership. Led by the Florida Association of Healthy Start Coalitions, Inc., the goal of the initiative is to improve health and developmental outcomes for at-risk children through evidence-based home visiting programs.

Thirteen local agencies are implementing three models in 21 high-need communities across Florida aimed at equipping parents and other caregivers with the knowledge, skills, and tools they need to assist their children in being healthy, safe, and ready to succeed in school. These models were selected by the communities based on local needs, gaps in services and resources.

 

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August 2016 MIECHV News: Early Childhood Systems, Zika Prevention, Perinatal Depression and More! - Find out the latest news about home visiting and early childhood systems building efforts in Florida!  It’s all in the August 2016 FL MIECHV Newsletter. New Early Childhood Comprehensive Systems grant. . . home visiting programs respond to Zika crisis. . .the impact of perinatal depression and steps we are taking to build capacity to […]
Zika 101 Provides Information for FL Home Visitors - Nearly 200 staff providing home-based services to at-risk pregnant women and young families in Florida participated in Zika 101 today, an informational webinar for home visitors sponsored by Healthy Families Florida and Florida MIECHV. Mirine Dye, MPH, MPH, CHES, IBCLC offered information about what is known about the Zika virus, how to educate pregnant women and […]
Report Examines FL Teens Served by Home Visiting - The characteristics and experiences of teens served by FL MIECHV-funded home visiting programs in 2013-16 are the focus of a new report by state evaluators at the University of South Florida. Teens age 14-19 made up 13.8% of program participants during this period. They were more likely to be black and Hispanic than older participants.  […]
Building Capacity to Address the Mental Health Needs of Families: Pilots Launched with Training of Therapists, Team Leaders - Eighteen mental health therapists and team leaders from four pilot communities completed training in Moving Beyond Depression,™ an in-home treatment program for mothers experiencing depression, at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital this week.  Community mental health providers in Miami-Dade, Tampa, Gainesville and Jacksonville will partner with home visiting programs over the next year to pilot the evidence-based […]
ECCS Grant to Strengthen Home Visiting, Early Learning Coordination; Partnering with Miami Children’s Initiative, New Town Success Zone - The Florida Association of Healthy Start Coalitions, which administers Florida MIECHV, was awarded a five-year federal Early Comprehensive Childhood Systems (ECCS) Impact grant to strengthen coordination of developmental screening by home visiting and early learning programs in Miami and Jacksonville. The initiative aims to achieve a 25% improvement in the age-appropriate developmental skills of three-year […]

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