The MIECHV Program serves almost 42 percent of U.S. counties with high rates of low birth weight infants, teen births, families living in poverty or infant mortality. In Utah, Washington County is among nine counties to have been served by the program in fiscal year 2016. Other counties include Box Elder, Cache, Davis, Morgan, Rich, Salt Lake, Utah and Weber.
Administered by HRSA in partnership with the Administration for Children and Families, the MIECHV Program gives pregnant women and families, particularly those considered at-risk, necessary resources and skills to raise children who are physically, socially and emotionally healthy and ready to learn.
More than 3.3 million home visits have been conducted through the program, serving parents and children in all 50 states, the District of Columbia and five territories. Three-fourths of families participating in the program had household incomes at or below 100 percent of the Federal Poverty Level.