Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting

Here’s the Latest on MIECHV Reauthorization -

Last night, the House of Representatives passed a short-term government funding bill to keep the government funded beyond the midnight Thursday deadline. Included in the bill – known as a Continuing Resolution (CR) – were a number of bipartisan health care provisions and “extenders,” including funding for community health centers (CHCs), delayed cuts to safety net hospitals, and more. However, the House bill did not include a reauthorization for … Read More

Access to Home Visiting Can Save Families Affected by Opioid Crisis -

Bringing an end to the opioid crisis will require a coordinated, comprehensive effort that is inclusive of home visiting, a highly effective, evidence-based early childhood intervention providing personal support for families from pregnancy through their children’s first years of life. Opioid addiction has had a swift and deadly impact on communities, whether they be rural or urban, economically disadvantaged or affluent. During the Ounce of Prevention’s Seventh Annual Home … Read More

New Resource Highlights Expanded Home Visiting Data -

Last week, the National Home Visiting Resource Center (NHVRC), released supplemental data to its 2017 Home Visiting Yearbook, which compiles key data on voluntary home visiting services and opportunities across the country. The updated resource provides expanded data from over 14 evidence-based home visiting models (up from 7) on where home visiting opportunities are available in states, where gaps are occurring, and how many families and children could … Read More

It’s Not Just CHIP: This Bipartisan Federal Program Supporting New Moms Expired in September -

America’s overwhelmingly bipartisan and evidence-based home visiting program expired in September, and now new moms will soon be turned away from the voluntary programs that are proven to help lift families out of poverty.   The Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting (MIECHV) program puts families first to strengthen communities and improve health, education and economic outcomes for kids and their parents. A cornerstone of evidence-based public policy, MIECHV … Read More

2017 YEAR IN REVIEW: ADVOCATING FOR HIGH-QUALITY EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION -

Preserving and building on bipartisan progress In a year when divisive rhetoric, calls for resistance, and partisan distrust dominate the political headlines across the country, public support for investing in quality early childhood education from birth through age five remained an overwhelmingly unifying issue among American voters – and lawmakers – of every political persuasion. The past twelve months of advocacy and achievement build on bipartisan momentum that has been … Read More