The Affordable Care Act, signed into law by President Obama on March, 2010 contains a section that created the Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting Program (MIECHV). Governor Deval Patrick named the Massachusetts Department of Public Health to lead this program.

The federally-funded MIECVH Program is designed to:

In Massachusetts the MIECHV Program is called The Massachusetts Home Visiting Initiative (MHVI). MHVI, a state-agency partnership, delivers home visiting services to families across the state, through local human service agencies using proven home visiting models.

For MHVI Providers

Information for Moms

Program Contacts


This information is provided by the Pregnancy, Infancy and Early Childhood Division within the Department of Public Health.