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.
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. […]