Home Visiting in Utah, February 2014
A report on home visiting in Utah, which is supported by the Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting (MIECHV) grant program. The report was highlighted by the Council for a Strong America in Parenting Works: The Public Safety and Economic Benefits of Home Visiting in Utah.
Home Visiting Program
The UEPC serves as the external evaluator for the Home Visiting Program run by the Utah Department of Health, Bureau of Child Development, Office of Home Visiting.
- The purpose of the 3-year evaluation is to provide information about the quality of the Home Visiting Program and the degree to which the project is meeting its goals and legislatively mandated benchmarks.
- Program goals include:
- Implement and strengthen community based home visiting programs in communities at-risk.
- Develop a data monitoring system that supports home visiting infrastructure development.
- Strengthen home vising infrastructure through collaborative activities at the state and local level.
- Legislatively-Mandated Benchmarks include:
- Improved maternal and newborn health;
- Prevention of childhood 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.
- The mixed method evaluation includes both formative and summative components, as well as process and outcome assessments.
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