Health Equity Assessment Leveraging Performance Measurement Enhancements in the Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting Program

The goal of this project is to examine how the MIECHV (The Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting) performance measurement system can better integrate strategies to monitor and understand how awardees are documenting, assessing, and advancing health equity in home visiting. Specifically, this project aims to understand how the MIECHV Program performance measurement system can transition to integrate a health equity framework through a) collecting data on structural and social determinants of health (SSDOH), including for families living in rural and underserved areas; b) collecting multi-level data (e.g., individual, household, community, aggregate) to monitor efforts to advance equity in home visiting outcomes both in the short and long-term; and c) adapting, adjusting, or updating performance measures to be culturally responsive and reflect the diversity of populations served by the MIECHV Program. Through this project we will be facilitating meetings with awardees and a TEP, conducting an environmental scan, developing recommendations for improving the measures, and developing recommendations for resources/materials that will support implementation of our recommendations.


Ellen Walker
Research Director

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