The Ohio Department of Health (ODH) is contracting with the Health Policy Institute of Ohio (HPIO) to develop the state’s Maternal and Child Health (MCH) and Maternal, Infant and Early Childhood Home Visiting (MIECHV) needs assessments.
MCH needs assessment: To receive MCH Block Grant funding, Title V (Section 505(a)(1)) of the Social Security Act requires the state to conduct a comprehensive, statewide MCH needs assessment every five years. The state then uses the assessment findings to inform the selection of seven to ten priority needs and develop a five-year state action plan to address those needs.
MIECHV needs assessment: A statewide needs assessment must also be conducted for MIECHV funding (Title V, Sec. 511). Findings are used to identify high-risk communities, home visiting service gaps and opportunities for improving early childhood home visiting services throughout the state.
Due to COVID-19, the Ohio Department of Health (ODH) is administering an online survey in place of regional meetings to collect information from home visiting providers about opportunities to expand and improve home visiting service capacity in Ohio. The Health Policy Institute of Ohio (HPIO), under contract with ODH, is compiling and analyzing survey information as a requirement of the federal Maternal, Infant and Early Childhood Home Visiting (MIECHV) Needs Assessment. In partnership with ODH, HPIO will be hosting interactive webinars in April to share the results of this survey with home visiting providers and gather additional feedback on the survey results.
Two meetings were held to give everyone an opportunity to participate. Recordings from both sessions are below.
In 2018, HPIO, under contract with ODH, facilitated five regional State Health Assessment (SHA) forums. The The afternoon portion of the 2018 regional SHA forums focused on MCH and MIECHV issues.Click here for more information