Reauthorization of federal home visiting program is one step closer to passing

Written by: Hunter Nelson
Date Posted: December 9, 2022

The Jackie Walorski Maternal and Child Home Visiting Reauthorization Act passed the U.S. House of Representatives on Dec. 2, with a final vote count of 390-26. This act reauthorizes the Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting Home Visiting (MIECHV) Program, which provides federal funding for evidence-based home visiting programs in underserved communities across the nation. To learn more about MIECHV and its impact in Colorado, read this KidsFlash story 

The Colorado Children’s Campaign supports the reauthorization of MIECHV and has followed its progress through Congress. The Children’s Campaign thanks Reps. Diana DeGette, Joe Neguse, Jason Crow, Ed Perlmutter and Lauren Boebert for their “yes” vote in support of this legislation. 

Act Now 

The bill now moves to the U.S. Senate. Contact your senators today and urge them to support the reauthorization of MIECHV. For more information on the MIECHV and the Jackie Walorski Maternal and Child Home Visiting Reauthorization Act, visit the National Home Visiting Coalition’s 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.