ERIC Number: EJ1125462
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Sep
Abstractor: As Provided
Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting Program (MIECHV): Building Health and Early Development with the Pediatric Family-Centered Medical Home
Willis, David W.
ZERO TO THREE, v34 n1 p51-58 Sep 2013
President Obama announced his Early Learning Agenda during his Second Inaugural Address. This announcement has galvanized a special focus on early childhood policy and practices, for the prenatal to 5-year-old period, to improve educational outcomes for America's youth. The emergent science of early childhood development places an emphasis on "one science" for health, education, and social well-being and calls for intentional efforts for infants and young children that focus on strengthening the earliest relationships and mitigating effects of toxic stress on life course health and development. Accordingly, innovations in child health reform call for strengthening the pediatric family-centered medical home and for intensive community programs to improve the foundation of health and development. Linking the Affordable Care Act's Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting programs with the pediatric family-centered medical home provides a unique and breakthrough opportunity for improving child and family outcomes.
Descriptors: Home Visits, Child Development, Early Childhood Education, Early Intervention, Infants, Young Children, Interpersonal Relationship, Stress Management, Health Promotion, Pediatrics, Community Programs, Health Services, Federal Legislation, Mothers, Access to Health Care, Holistic Approach, Agency Cooperation
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Education Level: Early Childhood Education
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