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Reauthorize MIECHV

Your members of Congress need to hear from you! We have the extraordinary opportunity to educate lawmakers about evidence-based home visiting programs, like Healthy Families America, and its positive impact on families and children. Get involved by emailing, calling or tweeting.

Contact your members of Congress on the importance of the reauthorization of the bipartisan Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting (MIECHV) program. The MIECHV program is a federal grant to states, territories and Tribes that support evidence-based home visiting for families and children from prenatal period through kindergarten entry. The law that authorizes MIECHV will expire in September 2022.

MIECHV supports critical work to develop and implement voluntary, evidence-based home visiting programs. While the program’s ability to impact maternal and child health outcomes is clear, years of level funding limit its reach to vulnerable families. The current resources are estimated to serve only a small fraction of those who could benefit. To bring the power of home visiting to more families, we need Congress to invest in MIECHV.

Healthy Families America and Prevent Child Abuse America were one of more than 600 national, state, and local organizations that signed onto a national letter sponsored by the national Home Visiting Coalition urging members of Congress to support a robust and timely reauthorization of the MIECHV program. 

Reauthorize MIECHV

Your members of Congress need to hear from you! We have the extraordinary opportunity to educate lawmakers about evidence-based home visiting programs, like Healthy Families America, and its positive impact on families and children. Get involved by emailing, calling or tweeting.

Contact your members of Congress on the importance of the reauthorization of the bipartisan Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting (MIECHV) program. The MIECHV program is a federal grant to states, territories and Tribes that support evidence-based home visiting for families and children from prenatal period through kindergarten entry. The law that authorizes MIECHV will expire in September 2022.

MIECHV supports critical work to develop and implement voluntary, evidence-based home visiting programs. While the program’s ability to impact maternal and child health outcomes is clear, years of level funding limit its reach to vulnerable families. The current resources are estimated to serve only a small fraction of those who could benefit. To bring the power of home visiting to more families, we need Congress to invest in MIECHV.

Healthy Families America and Prevent Child Abuse America were one of more than 600 national, state, and local organizations that signed onto a national letter sponsored by the national Home Visiting Coalition urging members of Congress to support a robust and timely reauthorization of the MIECHV program.