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Evaluation of Maryland MIECHV programs

One of our close partners in the state is the Maryland MIECHV Evaluation Team. Researchers at Johns Hopkins University and the University of Maryland have partnered with The Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DHMH) to carry out an evaluation of home visiting programs in the state.

The evaluation will focus on three areas:

  1. Family identification and recruitment practices
  2. Home visitor communication with families about sensitive issues
  3. Referrals and coordination with primary care providers

 

For each of the three areas, evaluation activities will:

  1. Describe current practice; and
  2. Identify factors that influence home visiting implementation at the system, organization, and individual level.

 

The results of this research will ultimately be used to advocate for policy actions and design innovations to improve home visiting practices in Maryland.

 

The evaluation team is currently collecting data for the first phase of the evaluation.  The first phase of the evaluation includes:

  • Completion of a web-based program manager survey
  • An in-person visit with program managers and a member of the evaluation team
  • Collection of documents related to program policies and procedures
  • Collection of enrollment data for home visiting program

 

Please contact project coordinator, Kay O’Neill, at koneill@jhu.edu with any questions.