Maternal Infant and Early Childhood Home Visiting (MIECHV) Program Evaluation

The Center for Prevention Research and Development (CPRD) at the University of Illinois serves as the external evaluator and benchmark analyst for the Illinois MIECHV (Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting) program. Illinois MIECHV funds home visiting services in twenty-five agencies: twenty home visiting programs in six target communities and five doula home visiting programs across the state. In Illinois, MIECHV is administered by the Illinois Department of Human Services (fiscal lead) and the Governor’s Office of Early Childhood Development (programmatic lead).

Authorized by the Affordable Care Act of 2010, MIECHV is designed to (1) strengthen and improve the programs and activities carried out under Title V of the Social Security Act; (2) improve coordination of services for at-risk communities; and (3) identify and provide comprehensive services to improve outcomes for families who reside in at-risk communities.

The legislation requires that grantees demonstrate improvement among eligible families participating in the program in six benchmark areas:

  • 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.

Annual Reports:

  • Illinois MIECHV Technical Report       2016    2015     2014      2013
  • Illinois MIECHV Technical Report - Executive Summary       2016       2015      
  • Illinois MIECHV Technical Report - Abridged       2014


Brief Reports

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