The Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting Program (MIECHV) is a federal and state partnership that supports family- and child-related home visiting programs in every state. MIECHV targets high-risk families who are most likely to benefit from intensive home visiting services, through which trained professionals (often nurses, social workers, or parent educators) help parents acquire the skills to promote their children’s development. The home visiting programs help families connect to necessary services, such as health care or community resources, and monitor child development and progress on developmental milestones. MIECHV provides most of its funds to support rigorously evaluated programs for which there’s well-documented evidence of success. Research shows these programs can lead to reduced health care costs, reduced need for remedial education, and increased family self-sufficiency.
Home Visiting Evidence of Effectiveness Review: Executive Summary
Home Visiting Evidence of Effectiveness website
Effective, Evidence-Based Home Visiting Programs in Every State at Risk if Congress Does Not Extend Funding