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On March 23, 2010, the President signed into law the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) . The Maternal, Infant and Early Childhood Home Visiting (MIECHV) program was created through a provision of the ACA and responds to the diverse needs of children and families in communities at risk.
MIECHV provides an unprecedented opportunity for collaboration and partnership at the Federal, State, and community levels to improve health and development outcomes for at-risk children through evidence-based home visiting programs.
The overall goal of Indiana’s Maternal, Infant and Early Childhood Home Visiting Program is to improve health and development outcomes for children and families who are at risk.
This state goal will be accomplished through the following objectives:
These goals will be measured in six Federal benchmark areas:
Indiana’s MIECHV grants are currently funding two evidence-based home visiting programs:
In addition to the Formula funding that each state that fulfilled grant obligations will be receiving, Indiana won a Competitive grant. This grant was awarded to nine states that have sufficiently demonstrated the interest and capacity to expand and/or enhance their evidence-based home visiting programs to improve outcomes for children and families who reside in high-risk communities.
Fiscal Year 2010 Formula Grant: $1,628,835
Budget Period: 07/15/2012 – 09/30/2012
Project Period: 07/15/2010 – 09/30/2012
Fiscal Year 2011 Formula Grant: $2,218,380
Budget Period: 09/30/2011 – 09/29/2013
Project Period: 09/30/2011 – 09/29/2013
Fiscal Year 2011 Competitive Grant: $9,145,337
Budget Period: 09/30/2011 – 09/29/2012
Project Period: 09/30/2011 – 09/29/2015
Please click on the following links to view the following documents pertaining to the MIECHV grant:
Funding Opportunity Announcement
Supplemental Information Request
Indiana’s Needs Assessment for the MIECVH Program
Updated State Plan Guidance
Indiana’s Updated State Plan
Indiana’s Competitive Application
FY11 Formula Guidance
Indiana’s FY11 Formula Application
For more information about the federal MIECHV grant, please go to: http://mchb.hrsa.gov/
For more information about MIECHV in Indiana or for general questions, please contact Carolyn Runge at CRunge@isdh.IN.gov, or Cassondra Kinderman at email@example.com
For more information about the programs mentioned, please click on the following links or logos (press Control + left click):
Healthy Families America: http://www.healthyfamiliesamerica.org/home/index.shtml
Healthy Families Indiana: http://www.in.gov/dcs/2459.htm
The two programs funded by MIECHV have differing enrollment criteria. A broad overview is listed below:
Healthy Families Indiana:
There are seven counties receiving MIECHV funding, which are listed below for each program.
Nurse-Family Partnership is serving the following county:
Healthy Families Indiana is serving the following counties (some areas specified by zip code):
For more information about either making a referral to or enrolling in either a MIECHV-funded Healthy Families Indiana or Nurse-Family Partnership program, please contact the programs directly. Contact information for each program can be found below.
Nurse-Family Partnership: (317) 524-3999 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Healthy Families Indiana: http://www.in.gov/dcs/2459.htm (click on Healthy Families in your community to find contact information for your specific community)