Home visiting programs are one part of a comprehensive, high-quality early childhood system that promotes maternal, infant, and early childhood health, safety, and development. Home visiting encourages strong parent-child relationships. Home visiting offers a variety of family-focused services to expectant parents and families with new babies and young children.
Evidence-based home visiting provided by trained visitors or parent coaches results in:
Improved maternal and prenatal health,
Improved infant health, and child health and development;
Increased school readiness;
Reductions in the incidence of child maltreatment;
Improved family socio-economic status;
Greater coordination of referrals to community resources and supports; and
Reductions in crime and domestic violence.
N-MIECHV is contributing to the development of evidence-based home visiting programs in Nebraska communities. At the state level, a leadership team carries out planning, data, training, program- and systems-level functions to improve the quality and measure the effectiveness of home visiting in Nebraska. At-risk communities were identified through the Statewide Needs Assessment conducted in 2010.
For more information, contact:
Jennifer Auman, Program Coordinator
Nebraska Maternal, Infant & Early Childhood Home
DHHS - Division of Public Health
301 Centennial Mall South, P.O. Box 95026
Lincoln, NE 68509-5026
(402) 471-1938; cell (402) 314-8013;
fax (402) 471-7049