Title

Maternal and Infant Early Childhood Home Visiting (MIECHV) Program: Background and Funding

Date

2016

Author(s)

Adrienne L. Fernandes-Alcantara

Type of Product

Report

Program Models Included

  • Child First
  • Early Head Start Home-Based Option
  • Early Intervention Program for Adolescent Mothers
  • Early Start (New Zealand)
  • Family Check-Up (FCU)
  • Family Connects
  • Family Spirit
  • Health Access Nurturing Development Services (HANDS)
  • Healthy Beginnings
  • Healthy Families America (HFA)
  • Home Instruction for Parents of Preschool Youngsters (HIPPY)
  • Maternal Early Childhood Sustained Home-Visiting (MECSH)
  • Minding the Baby
  • Nurse-Family Partnership (NFP)
  • Parents as Teachers (PAT)
  • Play and Learning Strategies (PALS) Infant
  • SafeCare/SafeCare Augmented

Description

Purpose:  Provide an overview of the federal Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting (MIECHV) program.
Example Topics Addressed:
Historical context of federal efforts to increase and support home visiting services
Administration, coordination, and funding of MIECHV
MIECHV requirements for states and other jurisdictions
Efforts to research, evaluate, and provide technical assistance on the MIECHV program

Data Collection Methods

Status

Finished

For More Information

Fernandes-Alcantara, A. L. (2016, December). Maternal and Infant Early Childhood Home Visiting (MIECHV) program: Background and funding. Congressional Research Service Report #R43930. Washington, DC: Congressional Research Service. https://greenbook-waysandmeans.house.gov/sites/greenbook.waysandmeans.house.gov/files/R43930%20-%20Maternal%20and%20Infant%20Early%20Childhood%20Home%20Visiting%20(MIECHV)%20-%20Background%20and%20Funding.pdf
Author Contact Information:
Adrienne L. Fernandes-Alcantara
afernandes@crs.loc.gov

Topics

  • Collaboration and Coordination
  • Program Quality, Continuous Quality Improvement, and Fidelity