Funds Awarded To Improve Maternal And Child Health With Home Visits
In another round of grants funded by the 2010 health law, the Department of Health and Human Services provided resources to support efforts by nurses, social workers, or other health care professionals to make home visits to low-income families that agree to meet with them in their homes. Also, Kansas Health Institute News reports on the funds awarded to Kansas.
CQ HealthBeat: HHS Announces Grants For Home Visits
The Department of Health and Human Services on Thursday announced an effort to improve maternal and child health through $224 million in grants for states and territories to help families get home visits from nurses and social workers. The grants are funded by the 2010 health care law. They are part of the Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting (MIECHV) Program. The grants included $124 million in formula grants to 55 government agencies including 49 states, the District of Columbia, and the U.S. territories. Another $100 million in competitive funding was awarded to states that showed the ability to expand home visiting efforts already in place. Both programs provide money for nurses, social workers, or other health care professionals to see low-income families that agree to meet with them in their homes (Adams, 9/22).
Kansas Health Institute News: Another Affordable Care Act Grant Comes To Kansas
The $1.1 million award is designated to help pay for social workers and nurses to visit the homes of "at-risk" families with the goal of improving maternal and child health. ... This latest ACA grant to Kansas is part of $224 million being awarded to states across the country (9/22).