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NYSDOH Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting Resources

The New York State Department of Health has begun an initiative to improve maternal and child health by increasing access to evidence based home visiting programs. A critical aspect of this process is ensuring that all eligible women are being referred to available programs.

Click through the other tabs to view informational and promotional materials related to the home visiting programs Nurse-Family Partnership and Healthy Families New York.

For additional information on other evidence based home visiting programs in New York State, visit the "Resources" tab above.

Recent Updates:

1. Webinar on toolkit materials

Eligibility Criteria:

Nurse Family Partnership

  • First time mother
  • Low-income (WIC or Medicaid eligible)
  • Enrolled no later than 28 weeks (7 months) gestation
  • Live in targeted area/ county

More information at: www.nursefamilypartnership.org

Healthy Families New York

  • "At-risk" pregnant or parenting families of newborns less than 3 months old
  • No age restriction on age of parents or number of pregnancies
  • Family must reside in target area

More information at: www.healthyfamiliesnewyork.org

MCH Home Visiting Toolkit:

This toolkit has been designed to increase awareness of the benefits of evidenced based home visiting programs in New York State. The materials below have been included in a packet provided to home visiting programs across New York.

Printed Materials:

Healthy Families New York

Nurse-Family Partnership

Recorded Webinars:

1. Toolkit Materials


Additional Resources:

New York State Department of Health
Maternal, Infant and Early Childhood Home Visiting (MIECHV) Initiative


U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Home Visiting Evidence of Effectiveness (HomeVEE)

Evidence Based Home Visiting in New York State:

Early Head Start
Program information: http://eclkc.ohs.acf.hhs.gov/hslc/tta-system/ehsnrc
Locate a program: http://eclkc.ohs.acf.hhs.gov/hslc/HeadStartOffices
NYS Head Start Collaboration Project: http://www.ccf.ny.gov/HS/index.cfm

Healthy Families New York
Program information: http://www.healthyfamiliesnewyork.org
Locate a program: http://www.healthyfamiliesnewyork.org/programsites.cfm

Home Instruction for Parents of Preschool Youngsters (HIPPY)
Program information: http://www.hippyusa.org
Locate a program: http://www.hippyusa.org/contact_us_state_offices.php
Email HIPPY USA: info@hippyusa.org

Healthy Steps
Program information:http://healthysteps.org/about/healthy-steps-services/
Locate a program: http://healthysteps.org/about/healthy-steps-sites/

Nurse Family Partnership
Program information: http://www.nursefamilypartnership.org
Locate a program: http://www.nursefamilypartnership.org/Locations

Parents as Teachers (PAT)
Program information: http://www.parentsasteachers.org/about/what-we-do
Locate a program: http://www.parentsasteachers.org/location