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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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2016 Kids Count: Florida Continues to Lag in Measures of Child Health, Well-Being (1/14/2017) -
Florida’s children continue to lag behind children in other parts of the country in key measures of health, economic and social well-being. According to the recently released 2016 Florida Kids Count County Databook, the state ranks 40 out of 50 states and faces its biggest challenges in addressing poverty and improving child health. The need […]
Florida One of Eight States Selected for New Infant Mental Health Community of Practice (12/21/2016) -
Florida is one of eight states just selected to participate in a new virtual Community of Practice (CoP) on enhancing mental health capacity in home visiting. Organized by Zero to Three and funded by the Alliance for Early Success, the learning collaborative will offer states technical assistance and support aimed at strengthening the ability of […]
December Newsletter Highlights MIECHV Families & Impact (12/19/2016) -
Find out about the families served by Florida MIECHV in 2015-16 and the difference home visiting made in their health and well-being! It’s all in the December Florida MIECHV newsletter along with the latest updates on projects and activities at the state and in communities. Learn more about what’s ahead for 2017!
Questions and Responses Posted for FL MIECHV RFP (12/6/2016) -
Questions submitted by prospective applicants to the FL MIECHV RFP and responses are now posted here.  Funding will be awarded for up to six sites for 18 months to implement or expand one of three evidence-based home visiting models: the Nurse Family Partnership, Healthy Families Florida and Parents as Teachers.  Approximately 300 additional families will be […]
Technical Assistance Webinar Held on MIECHV RFP for New, Expanded Sites (12/1/2016) -
A Technical Assistance Webinar was held today to review the Request for Proposals (RFP) for new and expanded MIECHV sites released on November 14, 2016. A copy of the presentation is posted here. To access the presentation audio, click here. Funding will be awarded for up to six sites for 18 months to implement or expand […]

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