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Profiles: State and Tribal Grantees’ Innovation and Success in Implementing Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting

High-risk children and families across the country receive critical support from the Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting, or MIECHV, program.

    The Ohio state profile contains a correction.

    See also: An Investment in Our Future by Stephanie Schmit, Christina Walker, and Rachel Herzfeldt-Kamprath

    The Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting, or MIECHV, program is a federal grant program that has supported high-risk families in communities across the country through voluntary evidence-based home visiting services since 2010. Home visiting is a proven way to support young children’s healthy development and family success by connecting parents and families with nurses, social workers, or other professionals who provide guidance, advice, and coaching to help empower parents to nurture their children’s success. Research shows that evidence-based home visiting can reduce health care costs, improve education outcomes, and increase family self-sufficiency and economic security.

    Over the past five years, MIECHV grantees have built home visiting systems that reach the most vulnerable children and families in their communities. States and tribal communities are currently using MIECHV to:

    • Expand and target evidence-based home visiting services to serve more children and families
    • Build home visiting systems and connections to other systems of services, bolstering the infrastructure to make services more effective
    • Promote the use of evidence-based policy, continuous quality improvement, and evaluation to ensure positive outcomes

    The following 22 state and tribal grantee profiles reveal the breadth of innovation and success realized through home visiting programs across the country. MIECHV provides critical support to home visiting programs and the children and families they serve; continuing this investment and ensuring its sustainability will allow states and tribal grantees to further expand services to new communities and other underserved populations, as well as sustain the positive outcomes achieved thus far. For more information about how grantees have implemented MIECHV programing in their communities, please see the profiles created in partnership with the Center for Law and Social Policy below.