The discussion followed the issues and general timing presented in the meeting agenda (Attachment A). Below is a summary of the discussion during this first meeting of the Maternal, Infant and Early Childhood Home Visiting (MIECHV) Program Evaluation Committee.
Following welcoming remarks by the Committee’s co-chairs and from Drs. Terri Adirim and George Askew on behalf of HRSA and ACF respectively, staff from both agencies presented the Committee with information on its charge as well as an introduction to the MIECHV program including its legislative authority, program goals, implementation timeline, and current status. Staff also presented information about the evaluation requirements in the legislation. Committee members commented and made recommendations on broad features of the design presented for discussion by the contract team engaged by HRSA and ACF.