Jackie Walorski Home Visiting Reauthorization Act passed as part of Congressional Omnibus

Written by: Hunter Nelson
Date Posted: January 6, 2023

On Dec. 29, Pres. Biden signed the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2023 into law. This $1.7 trillion, 4,155-page omnibus bill funds the federal government for the 2023-24 fiscal year. Many important provisions impacting children and families were included, including the Jackie Walorski Home Visiting Reauthorization Act of 2022. This act reauthorizes and expands the Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting (MIECHV) Program for another five years by doubling the program’s funding, providing additional resources to Tribal communities, and allowing the continuation of virtual home visiting. To learn more about MIECHV, read this KidsFlash Story 

The Colorado Children’s Campaign supported the reauthorization of MIECHV. Home visiting is an important intervention that contributes to the health and well-being of Colorado’s children and families. We celebrate the passage of the Jackie Walorski Home Visiting Reauthorization Act through the Congressional Omnibus. 

To learn more about home visiting in Colorado, visit the Colorado Home Visiting Coalition’s website and the Home Visiting Investment Task Force’s webpage. You can also learn more about MIECHV at the Health Resources & Services Administration (HRSA) website. 

Hunter Nelson

About Hunter Nelson

Hunter works as a Policy Analyst at the Colorado Children’s Campaign. In this role, she supports the Children Campaign’s Vice President of Health Initiatives and other policy staff by assisting in the management of coalitions, maintaining relationships with key stakeholders, conducting relevant data collection and analysis, and coordinating policy advocacy strategies with other Children’s Campaign staff. Before coming to the Children’s Campaign, Hunter served as the Volunteer and Data Specialist for Child Advocates – Denver CASA, interned with the Bell Policy Center, and worked as a research assistant at the University of Denver’s Graduate School of Social Work. She has also worked with multiple organizations serving individuals and families experiencing homelessness across Metro Denver. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Anthropology from Arizona State University and a Master of Social Work degree from the University of Denver.