Florida maternal, infant & early childhood home

Report
FLORIDA MATERNAL,
INFANT & EARLY
CHILDHOOD HOME
VISITING INITIATIVE
florida association of healthy start coalitions, inc.
Background
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Authorized by Affordable Care Act (ACA).
Goal: to improve health and developmental outcomes
for at-risk children through evidence-based home
visiting programs by:
Strengthening and improving the programs and activities
carried out under Title V of the Social Security Act;
 Improving the coordination of services for at-risk
communities; and
 Identifying and providing comprehensive services to improve
outcomes for families in these communities.
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Background
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Distributed to states, territories through formula
grants (2009-2010)
DOH & DCF collaborated on initial planning, needs
assessment and funding for five community sites
Legislature refused additional funding authority in
2012
Federal rules provide for a RFP process to identify
non-profit to assume state responsibility
Background
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Florida Association of Healthy Start Coalitions
successfully apply for funding as part of multiorganization collaborative (April 8, 2013)
$23.5 million over three and a half years
Potential for additional resources
FL MIECHV
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Builds on initial state efforts: 2010 MIECHV Needs
Assessment, 2011 State Plan Update
Focus:
 Propagating
evidence-based home visiting models in
high need communities (five original sites, six additional
sites, enhancement funding)
 Building capacity to deliver EBI through training and
continuous quality improvement
 Strengthening continuum of services through
collaboration and systems change
High Need Communities
Evidence-Based Models
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Child First
Early Head Start Home Based Options
Early Start
Family Check Up
Healthy Families America
Healthy Steps
Home Instruction for Parents of Preschool Youngsters
Nurse-Family Partnership
Parents as Teachers
Play and Learning Strategies Infant, and
Safe Care Augmented
Building Capacity- Training
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Identification of core competencies for child serving
programs (prenatal through VPK)
Training around core competencies
 Ounce
of Prevention Training Institute
 FSU Center for Prevention & Early Intervention
Programs
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Florida Home Visiting Summit
Capacity Building-CQI
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Federally-mandated benchmarks and constructs
Improved maternal and newborn health;
 Prevention of child injuries, child abuse, neglect, or
maltreatment, and reduction of emergency department
visits;
 Improvement in school readiness and achievement;
 Reduction in crime or domestic violence;
 Improvements in family economic self-sufficiency; and
 Improvements in the coordination and referrals for other
community resources and supports.
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National evaluation; state evaluation by USF Chiles
Center
Systems Change
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Expectation of public-private collaboration and
coordination through:
Adoption of core competencies by child serving agencies
(prenatal – VPK)
 Use of common metrics (based on MIECHV benchmarks &
constructs)
 Development of single intake system at community level to
facilitate identification and referral of vulnerable families
(Healthy Start prenatal and infant screen)
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Coordination with Early Childhood Comprehensive
Systems (ECCS)
Florida Home Visiting Advisory Council
Where we are
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Contracts executed for five original sites (Pensacola,
Jax, Alachua, Putnam-Bradford and St. Pete)
Contracts in works for training, evaluation, data
system
FL HV Advisory Council being re-constituted (June
meeting?)
RFP for new sites, program enhancements in JulyAugust with October 1 start date.
Questions?
Thank You!
Carol Brady
Interim Project Director
[email protected]
904-608-8046

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