On March 23, 2010, the President signed into law the Patient Protection and Affordable Care of 2010, legislation designed, at a minimum, to make quality affordable health care available to all Americans. Through a provision authorizing the creation of the Affordable Care Act Maternal, Infant and Early Childhood Home Visiting Program, the Act created a new section in Title V to provide $1.5 billion over five years to states, tribes, and territories to develop and implement one or more evidence-based Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visitation model(s). Developed by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (MDPH), the state agency designated by the Governor to apply for and administer these funds for Massachusetts, and collaborating state partners.

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

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