The Tribal Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting Program (Tribal MIECHV) supports the delivery of culturally appropriate home visiting models in tribal communities. Funds are awarded to individual tribes, tribal organizations, consortia of tribes, and urban Indian organizations to implement models informed by evidence and local interests. For example, awardees may incorporate traditional teachings and focus on community assets such as strong, extended families.
Tailoring models can help tribal communities build on their strengths while working to reduce health and developmental disparities associated with poverty and other factors.
Tribal MIECHV awardees develop benchmarks to monitor their progress, and they contribute new knowledge to the field about promising approaches. Awardee programs are located on and off reservations, from remote Alaskan villages to the rural Midwest to the urban Southwest. To learn more about families served by tribal-led organizations implementing Early Head Start Home-Based Option, Family Spirit, Nurse-Family Partnership, and Parents as Teachers, view the NHVRC Tribal Profile.