The Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting (MIECHV) Program supports evidence-based home visiting initiatives that provide the support, experience and knowledge critical to success during pregnancy and through the first few years of a child’s life.
Home visiting can prevent and mitigate serious problems facing children and their families. These include poor birth outcomes, child abuse and neglect, and childhood cognitive disabilities. Research also shows that home visiting can improve school readiness and academic achievement.
Research also confirms that home visiting can deliver cost-effective responses to the problems facing children and families. A RAND Corporation report found that two evidence-based home visiting programs saved between $1.80 and $5.70 per dollar invested.
Unfortunately, kids don’t vote and don’t have Political Action Committees or Super PACs, so they are counting on all of us to make their needs heard and protect home visiting.
Read more. Learn why we joined over 750 leading organizations in calling on Congress to extend home visiting.
Please join First Focus Campaign for Children in urging your Member of Congress to take action to protect home visiting. Click here to send your letter.
You can also help by joining or donating to First Focus Campaign for Children to keeping up the pressure on Capitol Hill so that the health and well-being of children are no longer treated as an afterthought in the halls of Congress.