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Florida Maternal, Infant and Early Childhood Home Visiting Initiative
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Improving health and developmental outcomes for at-risk children through evidence-based home visiting programs
Improving health and developmental outcomes for at-risk children through evidence-based home visiting programs

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The federal Department of Health & Human Services (DHHS) has awarded $10.2 million in funding to the FL MIECHV initiative to support continued implementation of evidence-based home visiting in the state. The FY18 award will maintain funding for sites in…
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September is National Infant Mortality Awareness Month. Preterm birth— before 37 weeks gestation– is the leading cause of infant death in the first month of life. Babies born prematurely are at higher risk of mortality and morbidity, as well as…
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A new brief by the National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL) provides an overview of state and federal efforts to support home visiting, noting the strategy “enjoys mostly bipartisan support… due, in part, to the evidence behind the programs and…
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August is National Breastfeeding Month! Nearly 90% of families participating in FL MIECHV supported home visiting programs during pregnancy  in 2017 initiated breastfeeding and more than one-third continued for six months or more. Here’s a great success…
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August is National Breastfeeding Month! The U.S. Breastfeeding Committee (USBC) is coordinating a social media advocacy and outreach campaign to build support for the policy and practice changes needed to build a “landscape of breastfeeding support.”  The…
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Becoming a father is a life changing experience, particularly when dad is the primary caregiver for his children.  Find out how two dads were supported through home visiting in the June issue of the FL MIECHV newsletter!  
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Efforts by FL MIECHV to pilot Coordinated Intake & Referral (CI&R) using the state’s universal prenatal and infant screening process were recognized recently as a Promising Practice by the Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs (AMCHP). The…
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Florida MIECHV has released an Invitation to Negotiate seeking a consultant to assist with planning and staffing a multi-organizational Father Engagement Initiative. Please send letter of interest, qualifications (resume) and two references to:…
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Find resources for Maternal Mental Health Month, get updates on the state Fatherhood Initiative, learn more about ECCS work on collective impact and health equity, CQI priorities among local MIECHV-funded home visiting sites, and new recommendations for…
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Nearly one-third of counties served by FL MIECHV are in the lowest quartile of Florida counties ranked on key measures of child health and well-being in the 2018 Florida County Child Well-Being Index. The report, released today by Florida Kids Count,…
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