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.
Home Visiting Key to Making Youth “Citizen-Ready” - Investing in voluntary home visiting is key to making youth in America “citizen-ready” — that’s the conclusion of the Council for a Strong America, a group of law enforcement, retired military, businessmen, athletes and clergy. The recommendation comes in response to the 2016 Citizen-Readiness Index, recently released by the Council. The index measures citizen-readiness along […] Questions and Responses Posted for NFP-ITN - Questions submitted by prospective respondents to the Nurse Family Partnership (NFP) Invitation to Negotiate (ITN) and responses are now posted here. The Florida Association of Healthy Start Coalitions (FAHSC) earlier this month released an ITN for state funding to establish or expand NFP programs in low-income communities. The funding was included in the 2016 state […] Opportunity to Expand, Establish New NFP Sites - The Florida Association of Healthy Start Coalitions (FAHSC) today released an Invitation to Negotiate (ITN) for state funding to establish or expand Nurse Family Partnership (NFP) programs in low-income communities. The funding was included in the 2016 state budget and is administered by FAHSC under a contract with the Florida Department of Health. Per legislative […] 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 […]