Home visiting programs operate around the country to prevent child maltreatment, improve maternal and child health outcomes, and increase school readiness. The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 authorized the creation of the Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting (MIECHV) program, expanding federal funding of home visiting programs.
The Mother and Infant Home Visiting Program Evaluation (MIHOPE) is a legislatively mandated, large-scale evaluation of the effectiveness of home visiting programs funded by MIECHV. It will systematically estimate the effects of MIECHV home visiting programs on a wide range of outcomes and study the variation in how programs are implemented.
MIHOPE includes four evidence-based home visiting program models: (1) Early Head Start-Home Visiting, (2) Healthy Families America, (3) Nurse-Family Partnership, and (4) Parents as Teachers. Two of these models are also included in the related MIHOPE-Strong Start study, which examines birth outcomes for women who are enrolled in Medicaid.
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