Why Home Visiting Works

The Maternal, Infant and Early Childhood Home Visiting program, or MIECHV, is a federal/state partnership that funds family support programs providing home visiting services. These voluntary programs are for families that want to be the best parents they can be and want to partner with a home visitor/parent educator to increase their knowledge of parenting, child development and many other issues that help increase successful outcomes for their children.

Decades of research show that these home visiting programs are effective and ultimately save money for taxpayers. When quality programs, carried out in local communities, are properly implemented, they lead to increased family self-sufficiency, lower healthcare costs and reduced need for remedial education. For every dollar spent on these efforts, at least $2 in future spending is saved.

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Maternal, Infant, Early Childhood Home Visiting (MIECHV) program

Evidence-Based Models of Home Visiting

Home Visiting… What is it?

National Initiatives to Expand Home Visiting and Early Education Programs