Publications
 

The 2010 Iowa Child and Family Household Health Survey - Home Visiting Report

Willard, J.C.; Damiano, P.C.; Park, K.

Abstract

The Maternal, Infant, Early Childhood Home Visiting Program (MIECHV) was authorized by the 2010 federal Affordable Care Act. This program is designed to improve Title V programs by strengthening activities for at-risk communities. Through Home Visiting, trained visitors meet with at-risk families at home to evaluate circumstances and connect families to services beneficial to child health, development, and ability to learn. Outcome measures are categorized into six benchmark domains.

These six domains are: maternal and newborn health; child injuries, abuse, neglect, and maltreatment; school readiness; domestic violence; family economic self-sufficiency; coordination and referrals.

The Iowa MIECHV targets at-risk families in 18 high-need counties in Iowa. The program aims to improve outcomes for families from prenatal period through the child's start of school. This report provides population-based baseline data corresponding to five of the six benchmark outcome domains in Iowa's MIECHV plan, and focuses on health and well-being of children ages zero to five years in these target counties.