This list includes links to organizations, websites, materials, and other resources on issues related to home visiting programs and improved child and family outcomes. The Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting (MIECHV) program offers these resources as a reference and does not endorse any particular resource, publication or organization.
The legislation that established the Maternal, Infant and Early Childhood Home Visiting Program requires that grantees demonstrate measureable improvement in at least four of six benchmark domains. HHS identified a list of constructs that grantees were required to measure within each benchmark domain and gave grantees the flexibility to develop their own performance measures for each construct. This flexibility allowed grantees to develop performance measures that were meaningful for their specific programs. These two documents summarize the benchmark measures selected by grantees.
Below is a list of every performance measure selected by every grantee within every benchmark construct area in two formats:
The DOHVE Technical Assistance Team provides assistance to MIECHV grantees on issues related to strengthening their evaluations of promising programs, developing and adapting data systems to facilitate tracking and reporting on federal benchmarks, and implementing quality improvement systems.
The purpose of the Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting Evaluation (MIHOPE) contract is to conduct the legislatively-mandated evaluation of the MIECHV program involving multiple tasks and activities that together will provide federal and state policymakers, service providers, and other interested parties with valuable information about the effectiveness of these federally-funded programs in improving outcomes for children and families.