Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting (MIECHV) Formula Evaluation and 2020 Needs Assessment
GUCCHD has served as the long-time evaluation partner for the DC Department of Health for the MIECHV program. Working with DC Health and the local implementing agencies, GUCCHD designs and implements innovative mixed methods studies with policy and practice implications for the home visiting community in DC and nationally.
In 2019-2020, GUCCHD led the DC MIECHV Needs Assessment. Building on the methodology required by the federal Health Resources and Services Administration, the evaluation team completed a comprehensive, mixed methods study that: identified areas of DC where eligible families live; assessed the current capacity of the home visiting system across the city; and examined the interface between home visiting and substance use services. Recommendations for policy and systems change were offered.