The Chronicle of Social Change: MIECHV Update (6/24/2017) - Advocates for MIECHV had met recently with key staff from both parties, and have been pushing for an expansion of the program’s authorization to $800 million.
POLITICO: Home Visiting Legislation Update (6/24/2017) - The nation’s home visiting program aimed at assisting low-income families with young children in areas like child abuse prevention and school readiness has long had bipartisan support.
St. Louis Post-Dispatch: Dads and home visiting (6/18/2017) - Home visiting programs match trained parent educators, nurses and other supports with families to work through child-rearing issues ranging from healthy birth and delivery, sleep, nutrition and transitions. Parents are provided research-based information and activities to help their child grow and learn.
Rep. Dave Reichert: We must invest in home visiting to protect our communities (6/18/2017) - Rep. Reichert, a Republican from the Seattle area, wrote an op-ed for the Issaquah Reporter about the benefits of home visiting.
ASTHVI Statement on Introduction of MIECHV Bill in the House (6/12/2017) - The Association of State and Tribal Home Visiting Initiatives welcomes congressional movement last week to extend the Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood (MIECHV) voluntary home visiting program through the introduction of reauthorization legislation. MIECHV provides $400 million annually to states and tribes to offer in-home supports to parents to improve child health outcomes, prevent child […]
The Hill: Bipartisanship? It may be possible thanks to this little-known group (5/28/2017) - The work of a little-known and geeky-sounding federal commission may hold the key to more effective policymaking and a renewed culture of bipartisanship in a badly divided Congress.
Education Week: Home Visiting Up in White House Budget Proposal (5/28/2017) - It's particularly important for the program to have longterm funding because home visitors—nurses, social workers, early-childhood educators, and others—often commit to supporting individual families for multiple years. For example, the Nurse-Family Partnership, one home-visiting program, works with pregnant women until their children are two years old.
Santa Rosa Press Democrat: Letter to the Editor for MIECHV (5/15/2017) - We as a community can promote optimal brain development by supporting programs that strengthen families, encourage positive parenting, eliminate violence and hunger in our homes and neighborhoods and provide evidence-based home visits to pregnant women in need of extra help — programs like the Nurse Family Partnership and Healthy Families America.
Idaho Statesman: This program supports young Idaho families, but unless Congress acts it will end (5/15/2017) - Investing in strong families is a gift that last a lifetime. The Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting program is such an investment. This flexible, locally administered program, also known as MIECHV, expires in September unless Congress acts.
NFL Star: “We should ask our policymakers in Washington D.C. not only to renew funding for MIECHV, but also to expand the program while maintaining its evidence-based, local focus.” (5/3/2017) - Read what Ahman Green, a former running back for the Green Bay Packers, writes about home visiting.