Maine Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting (MIECHV)

The Maine MIECHV Project follows federal regulatory guidelines for the delivery of evidence based home visiting services for vulnerable families in at-risk communities. It is designed to maximize resources from the existing network of state funded home visiting programs and optimize coordination of other community based support services for new families.

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State performance measures covering several public health issues (e.g., child development, child maltreatment, child access to insurance and primary care, prenatal care, immunizations, exposure to tobacco and other substances) and 34 federal measures in five domains (Improved Maternal and Newborn Health; Child Injuries, Child Abuse, Neglect or Maltreatment and Reduction of Emergency Department Visits; Improvements in School Readiness and Achievement; Crime or Domestic Violence; and Family Economic Self-Sufficiency).

measure methods

Using a statewide, online case management and information system, home visitors record information related to child and family outcomes as well as model fidelity for service delivery.

target audience

Certified home visitors and partners (including Public Health Nursing, Community Health Nursing, Behavioral Health, Substance Abuse Treatment providers, child care providers, primary care providers)

target population

Vulnerable children and families in at-risk communities


No cost to enrolled participants

additional tools

Full list available upon request, but includes tools such as the Ages and Stages Questionnaire, the DOVE (Domestic Violence Evaluation), the 4P’s Plus Screening Tool, Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale, Parents as Teachers Personal Visit Record.

Project Topics

Child abuse prevention Home visiting Rural health

Supported through the following Organization(s):


Sheryl Peavey
(207) 624-7992
2 Anthony Avenue, 11 State House Station