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 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 […]
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 […]
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