Last week the Home Visiting Coalition focused on building grassroots support for the Maternal Infant Early Childhood Home Visiting (MIECHV). With the authorization expiring on September 30 and no action yet, the National Home Visiting Coalition has been working to step up action on MIECHV.
MIECHV still enjoys strong, bipartisan support, on and off the key committees of jurisdiction. There are concerns with various provisions in the House-introduced bill but the Home Visiting Coalition believes these concerns should not hamper reauthorization efforts broadly.
On Wednesday the Coalition released some new resources:
Toolkit: Use the Toolkit to Engage Congress. Please keep up the action through July and August when members of Congress are back home for the congressional recess.
The National Home Visiting Resource Center, recently launched the 2017 Home Visiting Yearbook which presents a portrait of early childhood home visiting across America, expanding our understanding of who receives, administers, and funds home visiting.
- More than a quarter of a million families including more than 300,000 children received evidence-based home visiting services in 2015 over the course of more than 2 million home visits.
- About 18 million pregnant women and families (including more than 23 million children) could benefit from home visiting but are not being reached.
- States have long supported home visiting, pooling limited resources to serve as many families as they can in a way that makes sense on a local level.
Send an e-mail to your member of Congress and senate Expressing your support for home visiting by going to the CWLA ACTION CENTER.