Introduction to the Special Issue on Taking Home Visiting to Scale: Findings from the Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting Program State-Led Evaluations

Maternal and Child Health Journal
Volume 22, Issue 1 Supplement, October 2018
https://link.springer.com/journal/10995/22/1/suppl/page/1
Special Issue: Taking Home Visiting to Scale: Findings from the Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting Program State-Led Evaluations
Issue Editors: Nicole Denmark, Kyle Peplinski, Mariel Sparr, Judy Labiner-Wolfe, Susan Zaid,
Pooja Gupta, Kassie Mae Miller

Editorial
Introduction to the Special Issue on Taking Home Visiting to Scale: Findings from the Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting Program State-Led Evaluations
Nicole Denmark, Kyle Peplinski, Mariel Sparr
Abstract
The Maternal, Infant and Early Childhood Home Visiting (MIECHV) Program is a two-generation approach to supporting healthy families through home visits during pregnancy and early childhood. All states and territories receiving MIECHV funding are encouraged to evaluate their programs. This special issue highlights evaluations from 11 awardees—Arkansas, Florida, Illinois, Iowa, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Jersey, Oregon, Pennsylvania, and Tennessee. With the wide expansion of home visiting since the onset of MIECHV, the state-led evaluations contribute to the understanding of replication and scale-up of evidence-based home visiting.