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.
May is Maternal Mental Health Awareness Month (4/25/2017) - Supporting national efforts to call attention to the #1 complication of childbirth, Florida Governor Rick Scott has proclaimed May as Maternal Mental Health Awareness Month. The Florida Maternal Mental Health Collaborative offers these strategies for supporting awareness efforts: Sign up for the awareness campaign of the National Coalition for Maternal Mental Health. Find it HERE. […]
Check out the latest news from FL MIECHV in April 2017 Newsletter! (4/24/2017) - Find out about new and expanded home visiting sites recently funded by FL MIECHV. Get updates on ECCS and Coordinated Intake & Referral (CI&R). Read about national efforts to secure MIECHV reauthorization and plans for the next First 1000 Days statewide conference in 2018. Its all in the April 2017 edition of the FL MIECHV […]
FL MIECHV Funds New, Expanded Home Visiting Programs in High-Need Communities (3/21/2017) - Funding was awarded by the Florida MIECHV initiative to establish new evidence-based home visiting programs in four high-need communities, and expand services in four additional programs. New sites include: Bay, Franklin, Gulf Healthy Start Coalition will provide Parents As Teachers to 50 families in Bay County; The Okeechobee County Healthy Start Coalition will offer Parents […]
Supporters of Voluntary Home Visiting Kick Off Campaign to Reauthorize MIECHV (3/14/2017) - A new national campaign to promote the reauthorization of the federal Maternal, Infant and Early Childhood Home Visiting (MIECHV) initiative was launched today by a group of nearly 50 advocacy organizations. The focus of the campaign is to ensure that this successful, evidence-based program is not just continued but also expanded so that even more […]
New Studies Reveal Impact of Maternal Depression on Mothers and Children (3/2/2017) - Two new studies from Every Child Succeeds reveal the strong connection between maternal history of child maltreatment, depression, and child and parenting outcomes. They have important implications for home visiting and how best to support mothers and children. Here’s a synopsis reprinted with permission from the Moving Beyond Depression™ E-News: Folger and colleagues published a paper […]
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