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Massachusetts Aims to Evaluate its MIECHV Program

Sep 20, 2016

Learn about Massachusetts' multifaceted evaluation of the Maternal, Infant and Early Childhood Home Visiting (MIECHV) program

Massachusetts is conducting a multifaceted evaluation of the Maternal, Infant and Early Childhood Home Visiting (MIECHV) program in order to address three distinct but interrelated targets.

First, the evaluators will look at implementation, utilization, and outcomes of home visiting services at the individual, family, and program levels. Second, the evaluators will examine the assets and capacity of communities in which these services are provided. Finally, the evaluators will look at the organization and behaviors of state systems. More specifically, at the systems level, the evaluators are looking at coordination and collaboration among state agencies, development of a unified early childhood data system, and system sustainability in evolving health care and early education environments.

Learn more about Massachusetts and how other states are using MIECHV funds to strengthen their early childhood systems in ZERO TO THREEs paper, The Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting Program: Smart Investments Build Strong Systems for Young Children.

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