ACT NOW: Only 14 days until the Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting Program expires
With only 14 days until the bipartisan, evidence-based Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting (MIEHCV) Program expires on Sept. 30, it is more important than ever to contact your U.S. senators and representatives and urge them to support the reauthorization of MIECHV funding.
The MIECHV program aims to improve maternal and child health outcomes and family well-being with proven services that “meet families where they are.” Through its support of the Colorado Home Visiting Program in Fiscal Year (FY) 2020, the MIECHV program reached over 2,000 families across the San Luis Valley, Western Slope, Four Corners, and in Denver and Adams counties. To learn more about the MIECHV program and the details of the reauthorization, check out this Kidsflash story.
A lapse in MIECHV funding could cause disruption to home visiting programs funded by MIECHV across the nation, potentially limiting the number of families who would benefit from these services. The Colorado Children’s Campaign proudly signed onto the National Home Visiting Coalition’s most recent letter urging Congress to reauthorize MIECHV by Sept. 30. We encourage providers and community members across the state to reach out to their representatives to support a timely reauthorization.
To learn more about MIECHV and the reauthorization advocacy efforts, check out the National Home Visiting Coalition’s website.