HHS Awards Nearly $360 Million to Programs Supporting Maternal and Child Health

September 22, 2020

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced approximately $341 million in funding to 55 states, territories and nonprofit organizations through the Maternal, Infant and Early Childhood Home Visiting (MIECHV) Program, and approximately $16 million in funding to the State Maternal Health Innovation (State MHI) Program to improve maternal health outcomes.

Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting Program

These funds support communities to provide voluntary, evidence-based home visiting services to pregnant women and parents with young children up to kindergarten entry.

“We know that home visiting programs are an effective way to improve moms’ and kids’ health and well-being, and they continue to play a critical role addressing needs during the pandemic,” said HHS Secretary Alex Azar. “In addition to tackling the pressing challenge of maternal and child health, these awards support exactly the kind of person-centered program that we believe can help foster long-term health and independence.”

Read the release.