Mailing Address: 2002 Old St. Augustine Road, E45, Tallahassee, FL 32301
Project Director: Paloma Prata
Phone: (850) 999-6200
Purpose: To improve outcomes for vulnerable families and contribute to the development of a coordinated system of evidence-based early childhood services at the state and community level.
Goal(s) and Objectives: Florida MIECHV will improve the health, safety, and school readiness of children and families in Florida’s high-need communities as a result of their participation in evidence-based home visiting programs.
• By September 29, 2023, provide evidence-based home visiting to a monthly caseload of 1,736 families living in high-need areas.
• By September 29, 2024, provide evidence-based home visiting to a monthly caseload of 1,604 families living in high-need areas.
• By September 29, 2024, local implementation sites funded by Florida MIECHV will achieve, in aggregate, optimal outcomes for participants receiving evidence-based home visiting.
Florida MIECHV will support and sustain the development of a well-integrated, comprehensive statewide maternal and childhood system of care through increased coordination at the state and community levels.
• By September 29, 2023, Florida MIECHV will sustain existing partnerships and continue to expand and strengthen collaboration with other partners within the early childhood sector.
• By September 29, 2024, Florida MIECHV will support cross-sector collaboration and capacity building by offering at least 10 trainings annually to home visitors and partner agency staff.
• By September 29, 2024, Florida MIECHV will work with LIAS and other state partners to expand capacity for involving fathers in home visiting and other early childhood programs.
• By September 29, 2024, Florida MIECHV will collaborate with Florida Early Childhood and Comprehensive Systems Prenatal-to-Three (ECCS P-3) Initiative, and other key stakeholders, including Florida’s coordinated intake and referral system, CONNECT, and statewide Healthy Start home visiting program on promoting equity in home visiting and within the early childhood systems.
Methodology: Since 2013, Florida MIECHV has implemented three evidence-based home visiting models: Healthy Families America, Nurse-Family Partnership, and Parents as Teachers. These models will continue to be funded for FY22-24 and will be delivered in 27 high-need communities. Currently, in FY21-22, Florida MIECHV provides funding to serve 1,854 families – 1,636 with MIECHV formula funds and 218 with American Rescue Plan (ARP) funds. In FY22-23, Florida MIECHV will serve 1,854 families – 1,736 with MIECHV formula funds and 118 with ARP funds. In FY23-24, Florida MIECHV will serve 1,854 families – 1,604 with MIECHV formula funds and 250 with ARP funds. Key activities to ensure appropriate linkages and referral networks to other community resources and supports include continued coordination with CONNECT and integration with the Florida ECCS P-3 Initiative.