TACC Established to Support MIECHV Home Visitation Programs

By Erin Bonzon, MSPH/MSW
Associate Director, Women’s & Infant Health, AMCHP

The Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting (MIECHV) Program Technical Assistance Coordinating Center (TACC) provides support to state and territory grantees in implementing MIECHV-funded home visitation programs. The TACC brings extensive experience and a wealth of expertise in achieving high quality program implementation, creating integrated service systems and improving program outcomes. Supportive services include facilitating connections with technical experts, offering opportunities for shared learning and identifying best practices. Services are provided in multiple formats, including webinars, phone calls, e-mail, an interactive website portal, as well as with in-person opportunities for regional meetings and individual site visits.

Leadership for the TACC is provided by Zero to Three, a national, nonprofit organization that informs, trains, and supports professionals, policymakers and parents in heir efforts to improve the lives of infants and toddlers. AMCHP partners with Zero to Three and the TACC to provide technical assistance, promote the integration of home visiting within a statewide early childhood system, strengthen capacity at the state and local levels, facilitate peer-to-peer learning, and identify and disseminate best practices and lessons learned. AMCHP has developed a Home Visiting Technical Assistance Needs Report, which describes the most common technical assistance needs shared by states and territories and includes recommendations on technical assistance delivery for the identified needs. AMCHP will also play a leading role in translation and dissemination of best practices and lessons learned. AMCHP continues to work with the TACC to provide universal and targeted technical assistance to states, to help strengthen state infrastructure to support the delivery of evidence-based home visiting programs, and collect and disseminate state best practices in home visiting.

To learn more about the MIECHV TACC, contact Erin Bonzon.