PolicyLab: MIECHV - A Model for Evidence-Based Policymaking

Stoneleigh Fellow Meredith Matone discusses why the federal Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting (MIECHV) program is a model for evidence-based policymaking.

The federal Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting (MIECHV) program began in 2010 with a significant investment ($1.5 billion over five years) in home visiting, or voluntary, free services provided in the home to pregnant moms and families of young children focused on parenting skills, child growth and development, and supporting families in defining and reaching personal goals. This investment allowed states, territories and tribes across the United States to expand the reach of evidence-based programming – programming that has demonstrated its ability to improve maternal and child health outcomes.

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