Maryland Home Visiting Consortium (HVC)

HVC Mission
To ensure coordination and collaboration between public and private partners in the planning, implementation and sustainability of evidence-based and promising practice home visiting programs in Maryland.
HVC Vision
All vulnerable Maryland families with young children have access to high-quality, well-coordinated home visiting services that are family-centered and results driven.
 
HVC Goals
Some goals of the consortium include:
  • Coordinated quarterly newsletter to consistently share information to all HV programs;
  • Statewide, refined data collection process (with a 100% response rate and complete data);
  • Identification and dissemination of best practices throughout the state;
  • Coordinated, comprehensive advocacy and policy process;
  • Coordinated, comprehensive, timely training for home visitors, data staff, supervisors and client enrollment staff;
  • Concentrated points of contact for statewide information in and information out about HV;
  • Supporting promising practices in developing measurable goals and objectives; and
  • Continuation of an annual statewide HV conference that addresses cross-model, cross-jurisdiction needs.
 
Current Challenges to Home Visiting in Maryland
  • Timely dissemination of information throughout all Evidence-Based Home Visiting programs across MD (~70 programs in FY 17)
  • Duplication of resources/efforts (examples: evaluation efforts, trainings, services to families)
  • Sharing of best practices
  • Challenges in coordination and collaboration among HV models
  • Inconsistent data to measure collective impact
  • Identification & coordination of training
  • Maximizing funding opportunities
  • Big picture understanding of Home Visiting needs across the state
 
Membership
The HVC is comprised of representatives spanning multidisciplinary fields including home visiting, education, health care, research and evaluation and public health.  Representatives are responsible for sharing HVC information with their agency/organization, as well as informing the HVC with input and perspectives from their representative group. The following Member Organizations are represented on the consortium, as well as parents and interested persons: 
 
American Academy of Family Physicians
American Academy of Pediatrics
American College of Obstetricians and Gynecology
Early Head Start
Evaluation/Researchers
Healthy Families America
HIPPY
Home Visiting Alliance
Local Management Boards (Eastern, Western, Southern, Central)
Maryland Department of Health (MDH)
Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE)
Maryland Medicaid
MIECHV Data Vendor/Family League
Parents As Teachers
UMBC Training Certificate Program

 
Fiscal Year 2017 Priority Focus Areas:
  • Coordination/collaboration
  • Sustainability
  • Core standards/expectations


The HVC is currently drafting a five-year action plan to guide its activities and ensure maximum collaboration and communication among members. The consortium will meet quarterly to look comprehensively across all issues facing Home Visiting at the national, state and local levels.

For more information about home visiting in Maryland or the MIECHV grant, please call 410-767-6753.

 

June 2017

Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting Program Links
For more information about this grant, please call 410-767-6753