Investments in Evidence-Based Home Visiting
N-MIECHV works to support and strengthen communities:
In Nebraska, our evidence-based home visiting programs are community-owned and community-driven. N-MIECHV has very strategically made investments in our project communities across the state in planning, professional development, community collaboration and implementing local home visiting programs. No one knows the families and what their needs are better than the people who live, work and go to school there.
Nebraska Community Planning
Sources of investments:
State of Nebraska investments: The Nebraska State Legislature has allocated resources to support home visiting since 2008. Our legislators know that by investing early in children and families, we can positively affect the workforce and overall health and well-being of Nebraskans in the future. N-MIECHV continues to gather the data to prove that the investment is well-spent through demonstrating positive outcomes.
Federal investments: In 2010, the federal government, as part of the Affordable Care Act, reached out to each state and US territory interested in federal funds for evidence-based home visiting, to conduct a Needs Assessment evaluating six lifespan determinants of health: Maternal and Newborn Health; Child Maltreatment, Child Injury and Emergency Room visits; School Readiness and Achievement; Domestic Violence; Family Economic Self-Sufficiency; and Coordination of Referrals and Resources. N-MIECHV conducted the Statewide Needs Assessment and identified 17 “Priority” counties (Home Visiting- Level 1 County Results): Box Butte, Boyd, Buffalo, Colfax, Dakota, Dawson, Douglas, Gage, Hall, Jefferson, Lancaster, Lincoln, Morrill, Nemaha, Richardson, Scotts Bluff and Thurston. Those counties are identified on our map in the shaded areas.
The Nebraska State Plan (2011) has evolved as the landscape of evidence-based home visiting has developed and grown, and it will continue to do so!
N-MIECHV's impact on Nebraska:
"It is easier to build strong children than repair broken men." - Frederick Douglass
Healthy Families America-Nebraska Panhandle
1930 East 20th Place, Suite 400
Scottsbluff, NE 69361
Health Director: Kim Engel
Northeast Nebraska Community Action Partnership:
serving Dakota, Thurston, Knox, Cedar, Dixon, Antelope, Pierce, Wayne, Madison, Stanton, Cuming, Burt, Dodge, and Washington counties
Healthy Families America
603 Earl St.
Pender, NE 68047402-385-6300
Program Manager: Dusti Storm
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serving Jefferson and Gage counties
Healthy Families America
5109 W. Scott Rd, Ste 410 (#7)
Beatrice, NE 68310402-826-3880
Program Manager: Laura Wooters
Douglas County Health Department:
serving Douglas County/Omaha Metro
Douglas County Maternal, Infant & Early Childhood Home Visiting (DC-MIECHV) serving families through Nebraska Children's Home Society
For more information, contact:
Jennifer Auman, Program Manager, N-MIECHV