Thursday, October 13, 2011

Prevent Child Abuse America Legislative Alert!

Please Sign Letters in Support of the Maternal, Infant and Early Childhood Home Visiting Program
Deadline: Wednesday, October 19

Please consider adding your organization to letters (here and here) urging the Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction and the Members of the U.S. House and Senate Appropriations Committees to maintain funding for the Maternal, Infant and Early Childhood Home Visiting Program (MIECHVP) at the current authorized levels. 

We are seeking sign-ons from national, state, and local organizations to demonstrate that there is broad support for MIECHVP throughout the country.


To sign onto the letters, please email the name of your organization as it should be listed on the letter and your contact information to

The deadline for signatures is Wednesday, October 19th.


The MIECHVP is making a difference in the lives of at-risk children and families by helping to reduce prematurity and low birthweight; child abuse, neglect and injuries, language delays and cognitive disabilities, and dependence on public assistance. It enjoys broad support nationally, with 49 States, 6 Territories, and numerous Tribes and Tribal organizations participating in this program.  In addition, states have invested significant resources in developing and expanding evidence-based home visiting and in meeting the requirements of the MIECHVP, which has strong accountability measures requiring States and Territories to make real progress in improving the health and well-being of children.

Any questions about this Legislative Update can be directed to Bridget Gavaghan at 312-663-3520, ext. 819 or at

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