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.
Seventeen local agencies are implementing three models in 25 high-need and four contiguous 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.
Home Visiting Yearbook Provides Snapshot of Services, Families and Unmet Need (7/16/2017) - A new online yearbook compiled by the National Home Visiting Resource Center (NHVRC) offers a comprehensive portrait of early childhood home visiting across the country. The yearbook features a primer on home visiting, including its origins, evidence base, and funding sources; a detailed look at the home visiting landscape on the national and state levels, […]
Pre-Term Births Increase for Second Year in Florida, U.S. (7/7/2017) - Pre-term births —babies born before 37 weeks gestation— increased nationally and in Florida for the second consecutive year in 2016 according to preliminary data released recently by the National Center for Health Statistics. Florida’s pre-term birth rate was 10.15% in 2016, compared to 10% in 2015. Nationally, pre-term birth rates were 9.84% and 9.63% for […]
The Latest News from FL MIECHV! (6/26/2017) - It’s about supporting child development, organizing community systems of care, finding ways to make fathers part of home visiting, and promoting oral health in mothers & their children. #Homevisitingworks. . . Find out how FL MIECHV sites and partners are working to improve outcomes for Florida’s families – its all in the June newsletter. Check it […]
Home Visiting Works: Gilma and Fatima (5/12/2017) - Gilma está leyendo con su hija Fátima de 16 meses para combinar palabras con los dibujos. Gilma aprendió la importancia de ayudar en el desarrollo de su hija como una participando en Manatee Community Action Agency-MCAA con el programa Parents as Teachers. Ella ha trabajado con la educadora de padres Altagracia M. Lajara-Paredes desde que […]
New Report Underscores Impact of Parenting, Importance of Home Visiting & MIECHV (5/4/2017) - A new report released this week by the Council for a Strong America, underscores the impact of parenting and the importance of voluntary home visiting in contributing to the success of families facing economic and social challenges. The Public Safety and Economic Benefits of Home Visiting offers strong support for the reauthorization of the Maternal, Infant […]
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