The federal home visiting program gives pregnant women and families, particularly those considered at-risk, necessary resources and skills to raise children who are physically, socially, and emotionally healthy and ready to learn.
From birth to kindergarten entry, the Maternal and Child Health Bureau, in partnership with the Administration for Children and Families (ACF), funds states, territories, and tribal entities to develop and implement evidence-based, voluntary programs that best meet the needs of their communities. Goals for every program are to
- Improve maternal and child health,
- Prevent child abuse and neglect,
- Encourage positive parenting, and
- Promote child development and school readiness.
Oral Health and Home Visiting is a discussion e-mail list about oral health in maternal, infant, and early childhood home visiting programs. The discussion list is administered by OHRC.