Supporting the development of happy, healthy, and successful American Indian and Alaska Native families
On September 30, 2021 WIC, MIECHV and Tribal MIECHV led a joint webinar, Opportunities for Collaboration and Partnership between WIC and MIECHV to Support Child and Family Health. Partners from Montana, Georgia, and the Port Gamble S’Klallam Tribe (WA) shared their cross-program collaboration experiences and how it has benefited families.
Interested in strengthening tribal capacity to support and promote the health and well-being of American Indian and Alaska Native (AIAN) WIC families? Read on to build partnerships with Tribal Home Visiting!
The Tribal Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting (MIECHV) program provides grants to tribal organizations to develop, implement, and evaluate home visiting programs in AIAN communities.
Grantees serve tribal communities that range from rural reservations and remote Alaska villages to urban areas.
On the Tribal Home Visiting Program website, you’ll find:
A gallery of Success Stories describing the journey of program participants
Videos about the program and the benefits
An interactive map of tribal home visiting grantees that provides profiles, including the grantee organization, population served, program goals, and points of contact that you can use to help connect your WIC participants who are interested in participating in the program.
The Precious Moments: Tribal Home Visiting Families During Pregnancy and Postpartum issue brief describes how Tribal Home Visiting supports families during pregnancy and postpartum, how care provided transcends typical labor and delivery supports, and how perinatal care is tailored to the caregivers’ desire and aligns with cultural traditions.
The goals of the Tribal Home Visiting Program include:
Supporting the development of happy, healthy, and successful AIAN children and families through a coordinated home visiting strategy that addresses critical maternal and child health, development, early learning, family support, and child abuse and neglect prevention needs;
Implementing high-quality, culturally relevant, evidence-based home visiting programs in AIAN communities;
Expanding the evidence base around home visiting interventions with Native populations; and
Supporting and strengthening cooperation and coordination and promoting linkages among various programs that serve pregnant women, expectant fathers, young children, and families, resulting in coordinated, comprehensive early childhood systems in grantee communities.