State and Federal Policy

Federally, Home Visiting is defined by Title V of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. 701 et 6 seq.) in section 511 (d)(3)(A)(i)(I), the Maternal, Infant and Early Childhood Home Visiting Programs or MIECHV for short.

The federal Home Visiting Evidence of Effectiveness website provides model reports, implementation profiles and research outcomes on home visiting models nationwide.

In 2012, Michigan enacted its own definition of evidence-based in Public Act 291 of 2012. The legislation sets standards and improves the oversight of programs while requiring collaboration and data sharing between the three departments that oversee home visiting services. The 2013 legislative report can be accessed here .