Home Visiting and CHIP Extended For Two Years
Early Childhood advocates across the nation are celebrating news of President Obama signing the SGR bill into law! SGR includes funding to continue MIECHV for the next 2 years and also continues support for CHIP (Children’s Health Insurance Program). In a rare display of bipartisan support, the bill received overwhelming support in both the House (392-37) and the Senate (92-8).
Please give yourself a much deserved pat on the back! And, be sure to thank those who helped make this happen—our local advocates and our legislators who voted to continue this important funding. Both Senator Warner and Senator Kaine voted in support of this legislation and all but one of Virginia’s Congressional Representatives (Dave Brat, Republican, 7th District) voted in favor of this legislation. Please be reach out to your local representative and Senator to thank him or her for their support. And, plan to join us as we continue our work to educate Virginia leaders about the effectiveness of home visiting and the importance of investing in early childhood.
See a brief summary of this legislation HERE.
As always, thanks for all that you do on behalf of Virginia families and children!
Laurel Aparicio, MPA
Director, Virginia Home Visiting Consortium
Since 2006, the Virginia Home Visiting Consortium has been advancing the delivery of high quality, efficient services that improve the health, social, and educational outcomes for new and expecting parents, young children, and their families within safe homes and connected communities.
Core strategies: Guide, Lead, Collaborate, and Research
Featured Program of the Month:
Behavioral Health Integrated Centralized Intake
Four Virginia communities are part of a pilot program integrating behavioral health risk assessment into centralized intake and referral for home visiting. Together, these communities have linked over 1,500 women with home visiting and other services during the past two years. The BH-CI project, which is managed through the School of Social Work at Virginia Commonwealth University, would like to recognize our dedicated BH-CI site partners Smart Beginnings Virginia Peninsula, the Planning Council in Norfolk, New River Community Action, and the Council on Community Services in Roanoke.
View a recent news highlight of The Planning Councilís BH-CI program HERE.
Virginia Home Visiting Consortium James Madison University Fax: 540-568-6409 email@example.com
Supported by project D89MC23543 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration, Maternal and Child Health Bureau (Title V, Social Security Act, Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010).