Washington Insider: Home Visiting

March Madness: Congressional Style

Much like the excitement of strategically filling out brackets and watching college basketball teams progress in the March Madness NCAA tournament, legislative action on the hill was a head-spinning sport to observe in March. For those of us with children, families, and communities at the top of our brackets, March proved to be a nail biter until the very end for funding and for valuable programs such as Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting (MIECHV) and Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP). … more

Over $71 Million in New Grants for Home Visiting Programs

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), in collaboration with the Administration for Children and Families (ACF) have announced the award of over $71 million in new grants to 10 states to provide early childhood supports and home visits to families who volunteer to accept services. (The grants were originally funded at $99 million, an amount that was subsequently reduced.) … more

Pew Issues Findings and Recommendations on Home Visiting

A report from the Pew Center on the States concludes that state governments are not maximizing the opportunities provided by federal home visiting funding. According to the Pew surveys, states do not:

  • Use evidence-based programs
  • Adequately track outcomes
  • Target the most needy families

The report emphasizes that using those strategies would provide a greater return on taxpayer investment. … more

HHS Webinar: Home Visiting and Substance Abuse

This opportunity was passed along to us by the National Child Abuse Coalition:

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Children’s Bureau is sponsoring a webinar for home visiting programs and partner organizations Thursday, Sept. 22 from 2-3:30 p.m. CT titled "Partnerships and Collaboration in Home Visiting:  Critical Issues in Serving Families with Substance Use Disorders." … more

New Home Visitation Email List

We are very excited to launch our home visitation email list. The email list will keep you updated on any developments regarding the new Maternal, Infant and Early Childhood Home Visitation Program. You do not want to miss out.

We want to keep you aware of upcoming funding opportunities through this email list. We will also keep you informed of Congressional and U.S. Department of Health and Human Services actions related to home visitation. The email list will provide news about reports and resources from other leading organizations, as well as announcements of webinars or conference calls. … more

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