Data Digest from Vik

The Delaware MIECHV-funded home visiting program, which comprises CFF/HFA and several of the PAT sites, has recently completed another quarter of services and reporting. As of June 30, 2020, the program was supporting approximately 480 households, a relatively larger number of households than in the past. The program has continued to fare well on many of the process measures involving the early childhood setting and referrals, such as Early Language and Literacy, Parent-Child Interaction, Developmental Screening (screening and referral), and Intimate Partner Violence (screening and referral). With that said, the program still struggles with regard to the percentage of eligible enrollees who report breastfeeding. Starting in the fall, we are also going to place greater emphasis on tobacco cessation referrals, as this tends to be a measure on which we could definitely improve. However, both CFF/HFA and the PAT sites have made considerable progress in improving upon safe sleep practices and should continue to do so via consistent and sound communication with enrollees and documentation of their thoughts and behaviors in the enrollee record. Overall, we are pleased to see the MIECHV program continue to serve families throughout the state, and we appreciate the work of everyone involved in building and maintaining its success!

In addition, we are asking all home visiting staff (home visitors, field supervisors, etc.) to complete the following survey by Monday, August 31, 2020:

DELAWARE MIECHV NEEDS ASSESSMENT SURVEY

This survey was adapted from one developed by the state of Maryland. We really need as many home visiting staff members as possible to complete this brief survey to provide us information for our 2020 federally mandated needs assessment. The responses are all confidential, so please be honest. Thanks to all!

VIK

Submitted by:

Vikrum Vishnubhakta, MBA/MPH
Consultant/Principal, Forward Consultants
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New York, NY 10018

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