U.S. Rep. Evans helps push for home visiting funds

Only 3% of Philadelphia children and families who would most benefit receive services

With federal funding set to expire for the Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting (MIECHV) program on Sept. 30, the Childhood Begins at Home campaign met with U.S. Rep. Dwight Evans, D-3rd District, on Monday to underscore the need for Congress to reauthorize the program.

The program provides nearly $12 million of federal funding awards to Pennsylvania annually. Home visiting programs funded by MIECHV serve populations in communities at risk for poor maternal and child outcomes.

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