Florida maternal, infant & early childhood home

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Transcript Florida maternal, infant & early childhood home

florida association of healthy start coalitions, inc.
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.
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
Federal rules provide for a RFP process to identify
non-profit to assume state responsibility
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
Builds on initial state efforts: 2010 MIECHV Needs
Assessment, 2011 State Plan Update
 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
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
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
Florida Home Visiting Summit
Capacity Building-CQI
Federally-mandated benchmarks and constructs
Improved maternal and newborn health;
 Prevention of child injuries, child abuse, neglect, or
maltreatment, and reduction of emergency department
 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.
National evaluation; state evaluation by USF Chiles
Systems Change
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 &
 Development of single intake system at community level to
facilitate identification and referral of vulnerable families
(Healthy Start prenatal and infant screen)
Coordination with Early Childhood Comprehensive
Systems (ECCS)
Florida Home Visiting Advisory Council
Where we are
Contracts executed for five original sites (Pensacola,
Jax, Alachua, Putnam-Bradford and St. Pete)
Contracts in works for training, evaluation, data
FL HV Advisory Council being re-constituted (June
RFP for new sites, program enhancements in JulyAugust with October 1 start date.
Thank You!
Carol Brady
Interim Project Director
[email protected]