Project Title: Maternal, Infant and Early Childhood Home Visiting Program – Formula, Non-Competing Continuation Update, Fiscal Year 2023
Recipient Name: California Department of Public Health (CDPH)/Maternal, Child and Adolescent Health Division (MCAH)/California Home Visiting Program (CHVP) Address: 1615 Capitol Avenue, MS 8304, Sacramento, CA 95899-7420
Project Director Name: Jane Troglia
Phone Number: (866) 241-0395 Email Address: Jane.Troglia@cdph.ca.gov
Grant program funds: $26,726,401
Purpose: 1) Pair expectant and newly parenting families facing the greatest health and social inequities with nurses or other family support professionals who partner with the family through home visiting services to improve maternal and child health, promote parent/child bonding, teach positive parenting skills, increase school readiness, and provide support to help parents meet educational and employment goals; 2) Screen and link families to needed resources and services; and 3) Improve outcomes for families residing in communities that have been underserved.
CHVP MIECHV Goals: 1) Provide leadership and structure for implementation of the CHVP to serve 1,826 families; 2) Integrate the CHVP into the statewide and local early childhood systems; 3) Comply with HRSA/MIECHV data collection and reporting requirements; and 4) Integrate a racial and health equity framework and best practice into all program and data aspects of CHVP. Objectives: CHVP will: 1.1) Coordinate with two evidence-based home visiting models to ensure that families receive targeted and intensive home visiting services; 1.2) Provide programmatic oversight to subrecipients to ensure local home visiting programs are implemented in alignment with CHVP state and federal requirements, SOW objectives and model guidance; 1.3) Review and revise all MIECHV subrecipient monitoring tools to provide clear, consistent and responsive guidance and direction in the implementation of home visiting services; 1.4) Collaborate with federal, state, and local partners to implement Continuous Quality Improvement projects supporting a culture of growth and excellence in the implementation of home visiting; 1.5) Provide targeted, responsive technical assistance to all Local Implementing Agencies (LIAs) to support ongoing growth, sharing of best practices and lessons learned, and a robust implementation of home visiting services; 1.6) Create a workforce training plan to address training needs of local and state-level staff; 1.7) Comply with all HRSA MIECHV formula grant reporting requirements to ensure state and local home visiting services are implemented and overseen in accordance with federal guidance; 2.1) Collaborate with other state departments, local government agencies and non-profit organizations to build home visiting capacity and coordinate services to families; 2.2) Ensure every CHVP LIA is embedded in the local early childhood system and seeks input and feedback on program planning, implementation, and evaluation from community partners; 3.1) Monitor and submit all in
formation required for HRSA/MIECHV quarterly and annual performance reporting; and 4.1) Enhance efforts to serve families with cultural and linguistic humility by collaborating to develop a health equity plan.
Methodology: CHVP offers the Healthy Families America and Nurse Family Partnership evidence-based home visiting models via its 22 LIAs in 21 counties. CHVP will continue to serve families in the 21 counties currently served based on the results of the approved 2020 Needs Assessment. The current caseload of MIECHV family slots and the proposed caseload for FFYs 2023-2025 is 1,826 families. CDPH/CHVP pursues early childhood systems coordination through a state-level collaborative and other cross-sector groups while LIAs actively engage in community advisory boards and interagency agreements at the local level.