What Can Congress Do?

Funding initiatives with proven positive outcomes

Expand MIECHV

MIECHV supports critical work to develop and implement voluntary, evidence-based home visiting programs.

While the program’s ability to impact maternal and child health outcomes is clear, years of level funding limit its reach to vulnerable families. Of the 18 million current and expectant parents who could benefit from MIECHV, only 150,000 currently benefit from the program. To bring the power of home visiting to more families and promote improved maternal health outcomes, we need Congress to invest more in MIECHV.

Our Priorities for the 117th Congress

The Home Visiting Coalition looks forward to working with the 117th Congress to support the vital work of evidence-based home visiting programs. Our key priorities in the new Congress are:

  • Increasing current MIECHV funding by $200 million each year over five years, to a total of $1.4 billion annually.
  • Providing $150 million in emergency pandemic-related funding.
  • Including MIECHV in maternal mortality-related initiatives.

Click here to see the Home Visiting Coalition’s letter outlining our 117th Congress priorities in detail.