In Pennsylvania, MIECHV supported nearly 30,000 home visits in over 2,800 households in fiscal year 2020. About 70% of those households were low income, and 12% had a child with developmental delays or disabilities.
Not all home visitors are nurses. MIECHV allows states to use the funding to support different interventions that promote maternal and child well-being, said Meredith Matone, scientific director of PolicyLab at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. This gives communities flexibility to respond to local needs.