MIHOPE Check-In Project, 2014-2021

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Project Overview

The MIHOPE Check-In project maintained up-to-date contact information for families participating in the Mother and Infant Home Visiting Program Evaluation (MIHOPE) between the first follow-up when the children were approximately 15 months old and the second follow-up when the children were in kindergarten. In addition, MIHOPE Check-In administered brief surveys to gather information on a small set of family and child outcomes when the children were approximately 2.5 and 3.5 years old.

MIHOPE is the legislatively mandated evaluation of the Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting (MIECHV) Program. It includes approximately 4,200 families recruited through 88 MIECHV-funded local home visiting programs across 12 states.

The contract was awarded to MDRC with a subcontract to Mathematica Policy Research. This project is being led by the Administration for Children and Families in collaboration with the Health Resources and Services Administration.

The points of contact are Nancy Geyelin Margie and Laura Nerenberg.