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Like so many others pending critical issues, the home visiting or Maternal Infant and Early Childhood Home Visiting (MIECHV) program was looking for possible attachment to a moving end-of-year legislative package. The status in the Senate is that it is part of “the health extenders” package—a number of health programs including community health centers—that must be extended.
CWLA is urging its members to reach out to their Senators (especially all members of the Senate Finance Committee) in support of a five-year extension while including it in an extenders package. This is especially important in contacting key leaders, McConnell, Schumer, Cornyn and others. Members can go to the CWLA Action Center to send an e-mail or call their Senators and members of Congress. Look for the tab on Home Visiting #Renew MIECHV (there are also tabs on SSBG and Health Care) ACT NOW It Takes Minutes of your time to speak up!
For the most recent research on the impact of MIECHV: Evidence on the Long-Term Effects of Home Visiting Programs: Laying the Groundwork for Long-Term Follow-Up in the Mother and Infant Home Visiting Program Evaluation (MIHOPE)