What is MIECHV?
The Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting program gives pregnant women and families, particularly those considered at-risk, necessary resources and skills to raise children who are physically, socially, and emotionally healthy and ready to learn.
The Kansas MIECHV program targets two high-need communities: urban Wyandotte County and rural Southeast Kansas, including Cherokee, Labette, Montgomery, Neosho, and Wilson counties.
- Early Head Start
- Healthy Families America
- Parents as Teachers
- Teams for Infants Exposed to Substance abuse (TIES)
The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) administers the Kansas MIECHV program with grant support from the Health Resources and Services Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
KDHE contracts with the Center for Public Partnerships and Research and the Juniper Gardens Children’s Project at the University of Kansas to ensure that data reporting, evaluation, and continuous quality improvement requirements are met.
Kansas MIECHV prioritizes data-informed practice and program accountability to a state and federally approved benchmark plan.