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Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting Program Report to Congress

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Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation, Administration for Children and Families; Health Resources and Services Administration

The Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting Program (MIECHV) has boosted federal funding for evidence-based home visiting programs since 2010.

The program plays a leading role in the nation’s efforts to build comprehensive systems of care for pregnant women, parents and caregivers, and children from birth to kindergarten entry.

JBA produced the MIECHV Report to Congress, which included analyzing extensive data, writing the report, and briefing officials and stakeholders. The report summarizes grantee improvements in key benchmark areas, technical assistance the grantees received, and recommendations for legislative and administrative action. The benchmark areas include—

  • Improvement in maternal and newborn health
  • Prevention of child injuries and maltreatment and reduction in emergency department visits
  • Improvement in school readiness and achievement
  • Reduction in crime or domestic violence
  • Improvement in family economic self-sufficiency
  • Improvement in coordination and referral for community resources and support

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  • Jill Filene, M.P.H. Executive Vice President

    Jill Filene has more than 15 years of experience in applied research, program evaluation, and technical assistance. Her areas of expertise include home...

  • Susan Zaid, M.A. Director

    Susan Zaid brings more than 19​ years of experience in program evaluation, applied social science research, and evaluation technical assistance in the areas of...

  • Mariel Sparr, Ph.D., M.A. Senior Research Associate

    Mariel Sparr has more than 12 years of experience in program evaluation, applied research, and research methodology. Her technical skills include quantitative...

  • Alexandra Joraanstad, M.S. Research Associate

    Alexandra Joraanstad has 8 years of experience conducting social services evaluation research, with a focus on programs serving parents and children from...

  • Melanie Estarziau, M.P.H. Senior Research Associate
  • Kassandra Miller, M.P.H. Research Associate
  • Erin Morehouse, M.P.H. Research Associate

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Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation, Administration for Children and Families; Health Resources and Services Administration