Project Title: Georgia Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting
Program Recipient Name: Department of Public Health
Recipient Address: 200 Piedmont Ave SE, Atlanta, GA 30334
Project Director: Earlisha Bibbs
Email Address: Earlisha.Bibbs@dph.ga.gov
Web Address: dph.georgia.gov
ANNOTATION: Georgia is committed to implementing high-quality evidence-based Maternal, Infant,
and, Early Childhood Home Visiting programs in twenty-two at-risk counties as an essential strategy for
strengthening the system of care and improving the well-being of families. These comprehensive
programs maintain high standards, quality service delivery with fidelity to the model, and continuous
program quality improvement. The state has developed a comprehensive, community-based maternal
and early childhood system that provides a universal approach to identifying expectant parents, children
birth to five, and their families. The Formula funding allows Georgia to continue to strengthen the
capacity for addressing the overall health, safety, and well-being of at-risk families and children
throughout the state by utilizing evidence-based practices and strategies.
GOALS AND OBJECTIVES: The goal of Georgia’s MIECHV program is to enhance the well-being of all
families by implementing comprehensive EBHV models through local implementing agencies (LIAs),
while promoting program quality, utilizing data for decision-making, leveraging fatherhood involvement,
prioritizing health equity, and supporting LIAs in home visitor recruitment, retention, and well-being.
Program objectives include:
1. By September 29, 2025, the GHVP will provide consistent TA and training to 100% of of the funded
home visiting programs in the 22 counties.
2. By September 29, 2025, the GHVP will maintain 100% site-level model fidelity as
determined by reports from model developers, TA providers, and state lead for the four
models utilized in Georgia: Healthy Families Georgia® (HFA), Nurse-Family
Partnership® (NFP), Parents as Teachers® (PAT) and Maternal Early Childhood Sustained Home-Visiting
3. By September 29, 2025, the GHVP will provide EBHV model core training and subject
matter expertise for addressing serious family concerns such as maternal depression to
100% of the MIECHV sites.
4. By September 29, 2025, the GHVP will assist 85% of Georgia home visiting sites with development
and/or continued implementation of a father involvement action plan.
5. By September 29, 2025, 85% of home visiting staff report they always feel supported to manage their
work and still be present for the families or staff they support.
METHODOLOGY: DPH will use the FY23 MIECHV grant to support the implementation of four EBHV
models (Healthy Families Georgia, Parents as Teachers, Nurse Family Partnership, and Maternal Early
Childhood Sustained Home-Visiting Program) to target the needs of expectant parents, children birth to
five, and their families in twenty-two communities. The current caseload for GA MIECHV is 1201. The
FY23 caseload will be 1461 in year 1 and 1481 in year 2 of the project period. The system functions
include identification, referral, screening, parent education, and linkage to appropriate community
services. The implementation also includes the development of a cohesive plan to promote program
quality and effectiveness, as well as a coordinated data system to guide decision-making, improve coordination of services, and assist counties in monitoring progress toward desired results and continuous quality improvement. The Georgia MIECHV program is also committed to being intentional about engaging fathers in home visiting services to ensure positive child and family outcomes, promoting equitable services through community partnerships, and training on health equity and the social determinants of health.