The Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting (MIECHV) program facilitates collaboration and partnership at the federal, state, and community levels to improve the health of at-risk children through evidence-based home visiting programs. The home visiting programs reach pregnant women, expectant fathers, and parents and caregivers of children under the age of 5. MIECHV is administered by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) in collaboration with ACF.
MIECHV is designed to:
- Strengthen and improve the programs and activities carried out under Title V of the Social Security Act;
- Improve coordination of services for at-risk communities;
- Identify and provide comprehensive services to improve outcomes for families who reside in at-risk communities.
ACF’s Offices of Early Childhood Development and Child Care manage the Tribal MIECHV program. This program provides grants to tribes, tribal organizations, and urban Indian organizations to develop, implement, and evaluate home visiting programs in American Indian and Alaska Native communities.
HRSA’s Maternal and Child Health Bureau (MCHB) oversees the State MIECHV program, which includes grants to states, jurisdictions, and eligible non-profit organizations to develop and implement statewide home visiting programs.
In collaboration with HRSA, ACF’s Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation manages and partners on several evaluation activities related to MIECHV and home visiting.
- Design Options for Home Visiting Evaluation (DOHVE) Technical Assistance
- Home Visiting: Approaches to Father Engagement and Fathers’ Experiences
- Home Visiting Evidence of Effectiveness (HomVEE)
- Home Visiting Research Network
- Mother and Infant Home Visiting Program Evaluation (MIHOPE)
- MIHOPE – Strong Start
- Tribal Early Childhood Research Center
- Tribal Home Visiting Evaluation Institute