MIECHV Program (Alachua and Marion Counties)

The Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting Program gives pregnant women and families, particularly those considered at-risk, necessary resources and skills to raise children who are physically, socially, and emotionally healthy and ready to learn.

From birth to kindergarten, by electing to participate in the MIECHV programs, families receive help from health, social service, and child development professionals. Through regular, planned home visits, parents learn how to improve their family’s health and provide better opportunities for their children.

MIECHV implements evidence-based, voluntary programs that best meet the needs of their communities.

Goals for every program are to:

  • improve maternal and child health,
  • prevent child abuse and neglect,
  • encourage positive parenting, and
  • promote child development and school readiness

MIECHV is a Nationwide home visiting program offered in qualifying high risk communities. In Alachua and Marion counties, the MIECHV program uses the Parents as Teachers evidence-based curriculum and is available to families with babies up to age 3 who qualify based on need and stressors. If you would like additional information, please contact a MIECHV location.

  • Marion MIECHV (InfoMarionMIECHV@kidscentralinc.org)
  • Contact: 352-547-3730
  • Alachua MIECHV (InfoAlachuaMIECHV@kidscentralinc.org)
  • Contact: 352-337-1200