Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood
Home Visiting (MIECHV) Program
The Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting Program was established through a federal grant process issued jointly by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), and the Administration for Children and Families (ACF). The Florida Department of Health (DOH) is the designated lead agency and is working in partnership with the Department of Children and Families (DCF) to plan and implement the program.
The purpose of the program is to deliver coordinated home visiting services to pregnant women, infants, and young children in identified high-risk communities, with the dual goals of improving health and development outcomes and strengthening families. The program will identify and focus on communities that have high rates of:
premature birth, low birth weight infants, infant mortality;
high school drop-outs;
The program will establish an integrated system of care to meet the complex and diverse needs of families and communities across Florida.
Florida MIECHV Program Resources
Florida's Revised MIECHV Formula Grant 2011-12 (PDF* 4.8 MB)
This document was submitted to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration in response to Funding Opportunity Announcement number HRSA-11-187 and serves as the plan for Floridas Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting Program for fiscal year 2011-12.
The Department has released a Request for Information (RFI) to solicit responses regarding home visiting promising practices for possible future home visiting federal funding and potential implementation in a local Florida community. Information on the RFI can be found by visiting the following website: http://myflorida.com/apps/vbs/vbs_www.ad.view_ad?advertisement_key_num=97938
Florida's Home Visiting Updated State Plan June 2011 (PDF* 6.10 MB)
2010 Florida Home Visiting Needs Assessment (PDF* 1 MB) (Submitted September 2010 to comply with HRSA Supplemental Information Request)
Florida Home Visiting Advisory Charter (PDF* 64 KB)
Home Visiting RFA (PDF* 4.7 MB)
Home Visiting RFA Webinar (MP4/ZIP* File 11.71 MB)
Home Visiting RFA 11-004 Questions and Answers (PDF* 33 KB)
Home Visiting High-Risk Census Tracts GIS Viewer (PDF* 24 KB) (Interactive maps of high-risk census tracts for identified sub-county areas)
Federal MIECHV Program Resources
Home Visiting Legislation (PDF* 123 KB)
Home Visiting Competitive FOA #HRSA-11-179 (FY 11-12) (PDF* 1.58MB)
Home Visiting Formula FOA #HRSA-11-187 (FY 11-12) (PDF* 400KB)
Home Visiting FOA #HRSA-10-275 (PDF* 825 KB)
Home Visiting Supplemental Information Request (PDF* 112 KB)
Home Visiting Supplemental Information Request-Updated State Plan (PDF* 676 KB)
Technical Assistance Webinars-Save the Dates (PDF* 356 KB)
Design Options for Home Visiting Evaluation (Developed by MDRC to provide design options for conducting a national evaluation and technical assistance to grantees of the federal home visiting program.)
Home Visiting Evidence of Effectiveness (Provides an assessment of the evidence of effectiveness for home visiting program models.)
Maximizing the Impact of State Early Childhood Home Visitation Programs (Webinar conducted by the National Governors Association Center for Best Practices)
Archive of HRSA Home Visiting Technical Assistance Webinars
Funding Opportunities within DOH (Additional grant funding opportunities)
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