Join DEC and other members of the Home Visiting Coalition in calling, emailing, and tweeting your Senators and Congressman to urge them to preserve and expand the Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting Program (MIECHV). A bipartisan senate bill is being introduced by Senator Chuck Grassley (R-IA) and Senator Bob Menendez (D-NJ). This bill reauthorizes MIECHV for 5-years without additional funding and adopts provisions from H.R. 2824 but excludes harmful state match and pay-for included in H.R.2824.
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MIECHV, an evidence-based and voluntary parent coaching support for families and children expires on September 30, 2017 – a few short days from now– if Congress fails to act. Home visiting helps parents learn skills and gain support to be the best parents they can be. Proven outcomes of MIECHV include improvements in prenatal care and birth weight; early childhood health and development; school readiness; and economic stability; while reducing child abuse, neglect, and injuries; juvenile delinquency and crime; and dependence on public assistance.