The Bipartisan Policy Center recently released a report, Preserving the Children’s Health Insurance Program and Other Safety-Net Programs, which highlights the importance and need to reauthorize four programs that support low-income children and families.
One of the major programs that is set to expire in FY 2017 includes the Maternal, Infant and Early-Childhood Home Visiting Program (MIECHV). Voluntary home visiting programs have a proven record of success supporting the nation’s most vulnerable families during a critical time in their children’s development. Home visiting programs establish a solid foundation by partnering with families to support maternal and newborn health, parent engagement, and early development and school readiness. These programs also help families become economically self-sufficient.
The Bipartisan Policy Center, co-founded by Howard Baker, Tom Daschle, Bob Dole, and George Mitchell, is a think-tank based in Washington, D.C. that actively promotes bipartisanship on a variety of key issues and challenges facing our nation.
Read BPC’s full report and recommendations here.