MIECHV programs collect data on federal benchmarks in six areas:
- Improved maternal and newborn health;
- Prevention of child injuries, child abuse, neglect, or maltreatment, and reduction of emergency department visits;
- Improvement in school readiness and achievement;
- Reduction in crime or domestic violence;
- Improvements in family economic self-sufficiency; and
- Improvements in the coordination and referrals for other community resources and supports.
University of Illinois Center for Prevention Research and Development (CPRD) serves as the external evaluator and benchmark analyst for the Illinois MIECHV (Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting) program. Click here to be directed to their website which contains research briefs, annual reports and other MIECHV related evaluation documents.
Click here for a summary of the Illinois MICHEV benchmarks for FY2014-FY2016.
Manuals and Glossaries
Data Collection Manual: This manual provides detailed policy and procedures for MIECHV Home Visiting programs to collect and report data in order to measure improvement and provide the Illinois Governor’s Office of Early Childhood Development (OECD) and the Illinois Department of Human Services (DHS) with the information required to report to the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA).
Data Collection Forms
- Caregiver Form collects demographic and benchmark data specific to the caregiver.
- Postnatally Enrolled Child Form collects demographic and benchmark data specific to children who are enrolled in home visiting postnatally.
- Prenatally Enrolled Child Form collects demographic and benchmark data specific to children whose caregivers are enrolled prenatally, as well as prenatal and postpartum data on the caregiver.
- Setting up Your New Visit Tracker Account: This webinar is for Visit Tracker Site Administrators. Once a site administrator has received a username from Visit Tracker, they will need to set up the program’s account. This recording and the document below will give guidance.
- MIECHV Data Requirements and Entry: This recording provides an overview of all data requirements and entry in Visit Tracker. It is appropriate for home visitors who are new to MIECHV. This recording and the slides below will give guidance.
- Coordinated Intake Account Demo & Training: Visit Tracker training video for CI workers
Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHC):
MIECHV funded programs are required to report the usual source of medical care for each target child (as part of its Form 1). The links below provide the names of FQHC’s by community, and can be used to determine whether the health center a child is accessing for medical care qualifies as a FQHC.
MIECHV funded programs are required to provide a tobacco cessation referral to all primary caregivers who report using tobacco or cigarettes (including e-cigarettes) at enrollment. The links below provide resources and information on tobacco cessation referral.
This website is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant number HRSA-16-172 Maternal, Infant and Early Childhood Home Visiting Program – Formula. This information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.
It takes a village. Illinois home visiting collaborates with numerous partners in order to support young children and families. These partners include:
Chapin Hall at the University of Chicago • Children’s Home + Aid • Easter Seals • Ever Thrive Illinois • Family Focus • Fussy Baby Network at the Erikson Institute • Heartland Alliance • Illinois Action for Children • Illinois Association for Infant Mental Health • Illinois Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics • Illinois Children’s Mental Health Partnership • Illinois Childhood Trauma Coalition • Illinois Coalition Against Domestic Violence • Latino Policy Forum • Metropolitan Family Services • Mothers and Babies Program at Northwestern University • Prevent Child Abuse Illinois • Robert R. McCormick Foundation • Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law • The Irving Harris Foundation • The Ounce of Prevention Fund • Voices for Illinois Children